We are delighted to announce the enthusiastic support and participation of the Pema Chödrön Foundation in the form of a $150,000 grant over the next eight months, $125,000 of which is a matching grant though we hope to match the full $150,000. The matching grant is half the money needed
Surmang shedra. The busiest time of year for the shedra educational program for children takes place from November to February. More than 250 children attended during that period last year and a similar number are expected this year. There are three categories of children. Most numerous are the lay children,
The main focus of Konchok Foundation’s work in 2011 was support of the educational program for children at the Surmang shedra. At present there are nearly three hundred children, both lay children and apprentice monks, studying at four sites in the Surmang valley, including at the shedra itself. All of
Shedra children’s program. There are now about forty young monks studying at the shedra, most of whom are also living there. Additionally, there are about 150 local lay children, girls and boys, who are currently participating in the children’s educational program operated by the shedra at two off-site locations. The
The Year of the Tiger has been true to its name in the Surmang Valley and the whole region that surrounds it. The area was hit by a devastating earthquake almost as soon as the year began. That evoked a tremendous outpouring of concern, practice and financial aid for this
The Twelfth Trungpa expresses his aspiration for the Surmang Shedra to be completed and launch.
Children arrive for the first day of school in the Children’s Education Program at the shedra complex.
Take a video tour of the Surmang Shedra while still in the major phase of construction in 2010.
By Lyndon Comstock Having recently returned from Surmang Dutsi Til, I’d like to give you a brief first-hand report. The photographs and videos that accompany this report were taken by Jon Ransohoff, who went with me. Also included below are comments about the shedra by Karma Senge Rinpoche and Surmang
Dear friend, THIS is an amazing photo. It was taken on the first day of school at the Surmang Shedra, just five months after this year’s earthquake that devastated so much of the area. This is what the long years of rebuilding the shedra have been all about. Not only