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Progress at Surmang

Progress at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

An update on Konchok Foundation activities in the Surmang region of Tibet by Lyndon Comstock The Children’s educational program at Surmang is starting its winter 2016-2017 program this month.  Last year more than 150 children participated; a similar number is expected this year.  Donors to the Konchok Foundation provide all of the ... continue
Posted December 29, 2016 by CGH
Teaching and Learning at Surmang

Teaching and Learning at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

News from the Education Project  Just before Christmas, the Gesar Fund received a message from the Konchok Foundation, which is supported by the Gesar Fund with some 5000 euros per year. In the Gesar Fund 2014 Summary we already reported that things would change in the education programs ... continue
Posted January 14, 2016 by CGH
Global corporations helping rebuild Tibet ….. really!

Global corporations helping rebuild Tibet ….. really! – HIGHLIGHT

by Mark Curtin Being a Shambhalian employed by a corporation is not always easy. It is almost predictable in meeting new people within the sangha to receive suspicious or somewhat appalling looks when answering the question, “So what do you do as a career?” This is not ... continue
Posted April 11, 2015 by
Festivities at Surmang

Festivities at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

The winter is a special time for practice at Surmang Dutsi Til, the monastic seat of the Trungpa Tulku lineage in eastern Tibet, particularly after Losar or the Tibetan new year. The Konchok Foundation is delighted to share photographs from the annual Chakrasamvara dance and from the ... continue
Posted April 3, 2015 by Dan
Launching the Surmang Shedra

Launching the Surmang Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Surmang Shedra – view with ruins aboveThe Konchok Foundation is delighted to announce that the Surmang Shedra will launch this fall. Last October, the Pema Chodron Foundation offered a $150,000 matching grant to complete the Surmang Shedra–the monastic college at Surmang Monastery in eastern Tibet–and hold ... continue
Posted February 4, 2015 by
Exhibit of Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet now available

Exhibit of Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet now available – HIGHLIGHT

The Vidyahara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the robe of the 10th Trungpa. Photo by Martin Janowitzfrom the Konchok Foundation A superb photo and text exhibit entitled “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa in Tibet” is now available online at the Konchok Foundation website. ... continue
Posted July 16, 2012 by
Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet

Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life and Legacy in Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

Movie Review of Glimpses by Sean Scullion Many have read Born in Tibet and accounts of Chogyam Trungpa’s life in the west, but few have heard the stories of his early life told by the Tibetans of Surmang. In a new documentary, Glimpses of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Life ... continue
Posted May 4, 2012 by
Remembering the Vidyadhara, Remembering Surmang

Remembering the Vidyadhara, Remembering Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

article by Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation The occasion of the 25th anniversary of the parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, XI is an appropriate moment to recall his monastery in Tibet — Surmang Dutsi Til. As he departed Surmang for the last time in 1958, Tibet ... continue
Posted April 3, 2012 by
Pilgrimage to Trungpa Rinpoche's Birthplace

Pilgrimage to Trungpa Rinpoche’s Birthplace – HIGHLIGHT

article by Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation photos by Surmang Khenpo Reflecting the great significance that Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche still holds for those who knew him in Tibet, some fifty relatives and friends of the family made a special trip to his birthplace in Geje, Tibet in ... continue
Posted April 2, 2012 by
Letter from a Surmang Shedra Volunteer

Letter from a Surmang Shedra Volunteer – HIGHLIGHT

Hello. This is Martin, a Shambhala member from Bern, Switzerland, writing to you. As I travel through China on my way home after staying this summer in Surmang, I’d like to give you just a small idea about my impressions and experiences of this beautiful spot ... continue
Posted October 16, 2011 by
A Moment in the Shedra's Construction

A Moment in the Shedra’s Construction – HIGHLIGHT

This update on the construction of the Surmang Shedra comes from Konchok Foundation board member Holly Gayley, who recently visited the area while traveling in eastern Tibet. While visiting Surmang this June, I was able to witness the finishing touches being added to the shedra’s exterior. One ... continue
Posted June 28, 2011 by Holly
The Surmang Shedra Dazzles

The Surmang Shedra Dazzles – HIGHLIGHT

This update on the construction of the Surmang Shedra comes from Konchok Foundation board member Holly Gayley, who recently visited the area while traveling in eastern Tibet. It was nothing short of astonishing to see the Surmang Shedra at long last. The shedra (or school) complex dominates ... continue
Posted June 26, 2011 by Holly
Poignant Transition for the Surmang Region

Poignant Transition for the Surmang Region – HIGHLIGHT

This update on the general conditions in Jyekundo (Chinese: Yushu), one year after the earthquake that devastated the city, comes from Konchok Foundation board member Holly Gayley, who recently traveled to the Surmang region in eastern Tibet. More than a year after the devastating earthquake in April ... continue
Posted June 24, 2011 by Holly
Sakyong Sponsors Tea Offering at Wayen Monastery

Sakyong Sponsors Tea Offering at Wayen Monastery – HIGHLIGHT

At the end of May, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche sponsored a tea offering for the monks at Wayen Monastery in Golok in order to express his ongoing connection and concern for their welfare. The Sakyong visited Wayen on his first trip to Tibet in 2001 and felt ... continue
Posted June 22, 2011 by
Surmang Shedra Swamped with Children

Surmang Shedra Swamped with Children – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock The newly-opened Surmang shedra has been swamped with children wanting to come to school. In an unexpected wave, hundreds of families have started bringing their children every day. The plan was to initially provide facilities for 100 children. At the moment, 350 children ... continue
Posted February 5, 2011 by


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