The shedra—monastic college—at Surmang Dutsi Til monastery in eastern Tibet has been launched and now needs ongoing support. The Surmang Shedra is a magnificent 25,000 square foot facility that promises educational opportunities for monks and nuns in the Surmang valley.
A new Surmang Nunnery is up and running at Kyelaka near Tsokyendo village. There is also an existing nunnery—managed by the nephew of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche—which we support with a modest annual contribution. Last year we raised significant funds to expand its facilities.
For many years, Konchok Foundation has provided support for the living expenses of the Twelfth Trungpa and for monks on long-term retreat at one of Surmang’s retreat centers.