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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
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
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
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
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
Of Books and Blankets - A Better Future for the Surmang Region

Of Books and Blankets – A Better Future for the Surmang Region – HIGHLIGHT

In this update from the Konchok Foundation, Lyndon Comstock describes Surmang Monastery’s continued support to victims of the April 2010 earthquake in Jyekundo and the Konchok Foundations’s ongoing efforts to educate local children by completing the shedra (or school) at Surmang Dutsi-til. By Lyndon Comstock Surmang Dutsi Til ... continue
Posted December 10, 2010 by
Video Tour of Surmang

Video Tour of Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

A new video, Introduction to Surmang Dutsi Til, is now available. View it above or visit the Konchok Foundation Channel on Youtube. Watch other videos about Surmang released this fall below: continue
Posted December 9, 2010 by
First Filmed Trungpa XII Interview

First Filmed Trungpa XII Interview

Chokyi Senge Trungpa XII Rinpoche of Surmang Dutsi Til has given his first filmed interview. The 21-year old tulku was interviewed by Lyndon Comstock and Jon Ransohoff of the Konchok Foundation, who recently visited Surmang where Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the eleventh Trungpa tulku, was the supreme ... continue
Posted October 20, 2010 by
Letter from the Surmang Leadership

Letter from the Surmang Leadership – HIGHLIGHT

This letter regarding the Surmang shedra was written in Tibetan and signed by Chokyi Senge Trungpa XII Rinpoche, Aten (Chetsang) Rinpoche, and Surmang Khenpo; it was translated into English by Gerry Wiener. September 1, 2010 To the Lord of Refuge Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, the entire Shambhala community ... continue
Posted October 10, 2010 by
Surmang Update

Surmang Update – HIGHLIGHT

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 ... continue
Posted October 8, 2010 by
Take a Tour of the Shedra

Take a Tour of the Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Now that the Surmang Shedra has opened its doors for classes, perhaps you’d like to take a peak inside. This tour was filmed by by Jon Ransohoff and edited by Lyndon Comstock. As you can see, the interior still needs to be painted and other finishing touches ... continue
Posted October 7, 2010 by
First Day of School at the Surmang Shedra

First Day of School at the Surmang Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Letter from President Richard Reoch to the Shambhala Mandala To everyone in Shambala worldwide – 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 ... continue
Posted October 5, 2010 by Richard_Reoch


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