Top: Group photo of visiting party and Surmang locals. Top photo by Marvin Ross
Left: Lady Kunchok
About The Konchok Foundation
"Konchok" is a Tibetan word meaning "rare and supreme" and
has been chosen as the name for this project in honor of Lady Kunchok
Palden, the mother of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
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 the Kham and Golok regions of Tibet.
The Konchok Foundation is directing all its initial efforts to
support the education of the twelfth Trungpa Tulku and to build
a Shedra for the monastic community of Surmang.
The Konchok Foundation would also like to: support the education
of the lay population in Surmang; help fund the construction and
operation of the Weyen monastery in Golok; support the Gesar
orphanage in Golok and the Mipham Medical Institute in Golok; provide
support to Khamput Monastery in Kham.
The Konchok Foundation is headed by Sakyong
Mipham Rinpoche, Lady
Diana Mukpo and Acharya Mitchell Levy, MD. All are officers of
the First Class, as is Richard Reoch, the President of Shambhala,
and LYndon Comstock, the Foundation’s treasurer. The Secretary
of the Board is Peter Volz. For a full list of officers and board
members please see Board of Directors.
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