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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
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
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
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
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
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