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Lee Weingrad

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Lee Weingrad, a student of the Vidyadhara, is the founder and CEO of Surmang Foundation, which operates a health care center in the Surmang area. Since construction was finished on its clinic facilities in 1996, the foundation has treated more than 70,000 patients. They do not charge for their services. For more information, please visit the Surmang Foundation web site.

Interview with Garap-la

Garap-la, one of Rinpoche's contemporaries in Tibet, tells the story of CTR's escape.

Surmang Diary

Encounter with Damchu Rinpoche We got a call from Surmang Foundation Regional Director Tsondru Tsering inviting us to his house for lunch I've known Tsondru and his family since 1992, when Pema...

Looking in the Same Direction

Dennis Southward talks about his time in prison in the 1960s for turning in his draft card, and soon thereafter, connecting with Trungpa Rinpoche.