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Top: Father and son living near Surmang. Photo by Marvin Ross.

Left: 12th Trungpa Tulku.

Archival News

Spring 2007

The 20th anniversary of the parinirvana of Chögyam Trungpa XI Rinpoche coincides with the significant progress in rebuilding his home monastery, Surmang Dutsi Til.  Please click on Spring 2007

December 2006 update

This year-end report on the Konchok Foundation's activities in 2006 includes the latest news about the shedra construction.

Fall 2006 Surmang Shedra Campaign
Following up on major progress this summer in the Surmang shedra construction, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is running the Chicago Marathon on October 22, 2006 to request $50,000 in donations for completing the roofs.   This update report includes recent photos.

Spring 2006 Surmang Shedra Campaign

Spring 2006 Campaign Planned

Winter 2005 Update

Summer 2005 Update

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Run Boston Marathon in Support of Surmang
On April 18, 2005, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will run the 109th Boston Marathon. In part, his purpose in running the marathon is to once again support the Konchok Foundation, and its Surmang shedra project – the school for monastic and lay people - in Tibet.

Talk given by the Surmang Khenpo on February 16 to the Shambhala Congress in Halifax

Update on the Surmang Dutsi Til Shedra - December 2004
Including highlights from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s recent trip to Surmang.

Surmang Villagers Flock to the Sakyong - October 8, 04
Over 1,000 people turned out to pay homage to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as he toured each of the fourteen villages in the Surmang valley.

Sakyong Runs Personal Best In Prairie Marathon - August 22, 04
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche set a personal best today at the Edmonton Festival marathon, completing the course in three hours and nine minutes.

Foundations Laid, Walls Going Up, Money Coming In - August 10, 2004
Shedra construction going very well, updates from the front. The Sakyong to visit Surmang in the Fall and to run another fund raising marathon in Edmonton on August 22. Read more.

Big Sur Results for Surmang - April 27, 2004
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche completed the Big Sur marathon on Sunday 25 April finishing in the top four percent of all runners at Big Sur. Read more.

Sakyong to run Big Sur for Surmang - April 12, 2004
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will run the demanding Big Sur Marathon on Sunday 25 April to raise funds for the rebuilding of Düdtsi-til Shedra, the monastic college of Surmang. Read more.

Message from Lady Diana Mukpo - April 11, 2004
On behalf of the Konchok Foundation and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, I am writing to those in the sangha who have expressed an interest in supporting Chokyi Senge, the twelfth Trungpa Tulku. Read more.


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