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The mission of the Konchok Foundation is to help meet the spiritual, cultural, educational and humanitarian needs of the Tibetan people in Surmang and elsewhere in eastern Tibet.

Surmang shedra completed and in use as a shedra

Starting in 2010, while work on the shrine room furnishings continued, the shedra building complex has been used for various children's programs, for shedra-type study programs for monks, as the temporary monastery lhakang (shrine hall) when the monastery's lhakang was being rebuilt, and as a temporary residence for nuns while the Kyelaka nunnery associated with Surmang Dutsi Til was under construction.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche 2023 parinirvana commemoration, Surmang, Tibet

Wenchen nuns and Kyere monks participated at Wenchen nunnery, led by Karma Senge Rinpoche, assisted by Damcho Tenphel Rinpoche, who are the nephew and brother of Chogyam Trungpa.

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

Many thanks to Lyndon Comstock and Jon Ransohoff and everyone at the Konchok Foundation for making this wonderful documentary available. It is such a delight to see where Rinpoche was born,...

Songs from the Rain of Wisdom

Recorded at Surmang Dutsi Til

Changling Rinpoche

Changling Rinpoche, a devoted student of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, is the current abbot of the Shechen Monastery Shedra (monastic university) in Nepal.