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Surmang Children's Day

Surmang Children’s Day – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s gala kicks off a key year at Surmang by Lyndon Comstock The largest program yet for children at Surmang in Tibet, with 250 participants, culminated in a celebration just before Losar (Tibetan New Year) in February.   Family members joined the children in the shedra courtyard to witness ... continue
Posted March 7, 2018 by CGH
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
Nunnery Bread, Nomadic Families

Nunnery Bread, Nomadic Families – HIGHLIGHT

An update on recent activities by local volunteers for the Gesar Fund from An van Bolhuis, Eric Elbers, Nyima Kunga, Martin Regtien, and Han de Wit The hamlet of Gaduo is 75 km from Dönda, shown on the map below.   A nunnery is located in Gaduo, but ... continue
Posted December 3, 2017 by CGH
Gesar Fund: Reports and Contracts

Gesar Fund: Reports and Contracts – HIGHLIGHT

In this Gesar Fund update we explain all those odd-looking reports and contracts that you may have seen in past articles by Gesar Fund staff members You might have noticed it over the past few years: every Gesar Fund update includes photographs, and in amongst the photos of ... continue
Posted June 26, 2017 by CGH
Beautiful Ornaments

Beautiful Ornaments – HIGHLIGHT

In the community of Dönda, Tibetan region of the Yushu Prefecture, a new stupa rises above the roof by staff at the Gesar Fund  The new shrine room at the Gesar Community Centre now has a new stupa and a new prayer wheel. The older “before” picture was taken ... continue
Posted January 6, 2017 by CGH
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
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
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
Honeymoon Pilgrimage

Honeymoon Pilgrimage – HIGHLIGHT

by Eric Rugani and Nadine Zerbel, of the Shambhala Center in Marseille, France This is an excerpt of the longer article which can be found in a number of installments on the Shambhala Europe Blog. See below for links to the longer articles. At the time of ... continue
Posted December 9, 2011 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
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
Wonderful Perfect: Interview with Gesar Fund's Nyima Kunga

Wonderful Perfect: Interview with Gesar Fund’s Nyima Kunga – HIGHLIGHT

by Maarten Regtien, editor of the dutch Drala Magazine Nyima Kunga, from Chindu, Tibet, is a board member of the Gesar Fund. Each year in the summer he, his wife and son travel to Tibet, not only to reunite with family, but also to check on whether ... continue
Posted September 4, 2011 by
Gesar Fund Supports Surmang Area

Gesar Fund Supports Surmang Area

The Gesar Fund collaborates with the Konchok Foundation to support education and health projects in the Surmang area. This is a translation of a report, reviewing the Gesar Fund’s activities in 2010-11, originally posted to the Gesar Fund website in Dutch. by Maarten Regtien Help for the ... continue
Posted September 3, 2011 by
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

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