Thanks to all of our Konchok Foundation donors for your contributions since we announced the matching grant campaign, particularly an anonymous friend of Surmang who donated $78,000.
We are so grateful to the Pema Chödrön Foundation who made this matching grant of $150,000 available to the Konchok Foundation. Our goal was met in time for the June 2015 deadline!
Final construction on the Surmang Shedra (monastic college) has been proceeding this summer despite periodic disruptions due to road work between Jyekundo and Surmang.
An elegant front gate has been installed at the entrance of the newly repainted Surmang Shedra.
The Surmang Shedra gleams with a fresh coat of paint. Behind it is the new lhakhang (shrine hall), rebuilt in the wake of the 2010 Jyekundo earthquake.