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Meet the Nuns of Surmang

Meet the Nuns of Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

A day in the life of a wonderful community of nuns in eastern Tibet by Jessie Litven and Gaye Carlson Surmang Nunnery is a special place—in the vicinity of Surmang Dutsi Til, the home monastery of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in eastern Tibet. We feel so fortunate to ... continue
Posted December 15, 2017 by CGH
Celebrating Twenty Years

Celebrating Twenty Years – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Sagara Clinic’s 20th Anniversary slogan: “Build it and they will come.” by Lee Weingrad You wake up one day, both your children are in college, your black hair has turned silver, and your fledgling Tibetan health project is twenty years old. This year we celebrate the 20th ... continue
Posted May 26, 2016 by CGH
Reborn in Tibet, part 4

Reborn in Tibet, part 4 – HIGHLIGHT

A Retrospective Memoir, Part 4 Lhasa 1986 by Lee Weingrad One day I decided to visit the Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. At 11,000 feet it was an arduous climb up the 500 stairs from the village of Shol below. When I got to the ... continue
Posted May 22, 2013 by
Reborn in Tibet, part 3

Reborn in Tibet, part 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Vajrayogini in the sky, ©2013 Lee WeingradA Retrospective Memoir, Part 3 Lhasa 1986 by Lee Weingrad “It’s not a question of discovering who you are. It’s a question of discovering who you are not!” Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche 1984, Boulder It was a strange thing for me to think, “I know everything ... continue
Posted May 20, 2013 by
Reborn in Tibet, 2

Reborn in Tibet, 2 – HIGHLIGHT

©2013 lee weingradTribute to the Vidyadhara A Retrospective Memoir, Part 2 by Lee Weingrad “Sometimes you meet your fate on the road you took to avoid it.” ~~ Clive Owen’s character in “The International” The five mile walk crossing the Tibet-Nepal border over the path that connected the Chinese-built Friendship Highway ... continue
Posted April 14, 2013 by
Reborn in Tibet

Reborn in Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

©2013 lee weingradTribute to the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche A Retrospective Memoir in Multiple Parts by Lee Weingrad Part 1 “In the Kagyu lineage, the physical presence of the guru is not particularly important.” ~~ H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa XVI, Karma Dzong, Community Meeting, Boulder, 1980 I have to say that even from ... continue
Posted April 6, 2013 by
Surmang Dances

Surmang Dances – HIGHLIGHT

by Lyndon Comstock photos by Surmang Khenpo Meditational dances are a traditional part of the annual cycle of practices at Surmang monastery in Tibet, the home monastery of the Trungpa lineage. The Tibetan vajrayana tradition includes many intricate practices, all geared towards helping the practitioner clarify their mind ... continue
Posted November 30, 2012 by
Surmang: Sing, my Sister, Sing!

Surmang: Sing, my Sister, Sing! – HIGHLIGHT

by Lee Weingrad of the Surmang Foundation. She speaks about the first Rural Health Festival that took place September 6th, 2011 at the Surmang Dharma Sagara Clinic in Tibet Copious juniper smoke billowed day-glo white, shifting in all directions. We were at 14,000 feet in Surmang. Children ... continue
Posted November 15, 2011 by

Major Earthquake Near Surmang Monastery

Surmang Shedra in February 2010 A huge earthquake struck Jyekundo yesterday, the closest city to the Surmang Dutsi Til monastery, where Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the supreme abbot before leaving Tibet. The initial quake of 7.1 magnitude was followed by several aftershocks of magnitude 5 or more. Most ... continue
Posted April 14, 2010 by

Prayer Flags: Make A Wish – HIGHLIGHT

In the West, we have trouble visualizing the catastrophe of being poor and pregnant in Tibet. For every 15 women who conceive, one will die before or during delivery — it’s three times safer to serve as a US soldier in Afghanistan than to become pregnant ... continue
Posted November 30, 2009 by


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