Support the Rebuilding of Surmang
The work of the Konchok Foundation is supported entirely by donations
from individual donors. It is a non profit organization and donations are tax deductible.
You can support the rebuilding of Surmang Dutsi Til, the education of the children of Surmang, and other initiatives supported by Konchok Foundation by donating online here. That page also contains information for Americans and Canadians on how donate by check.
For more information Please email ginnylipson or phone at 303 494-7852
Please consider having a fund raising event at your center at any time this year. Among the types of events that centers have held to support Surmang are Shambhala triathlons, which can combine walking, sitting, running, or riding in any format; wine and cheese parties; a community art auction; or a performing arts event. Whatever you can think of that would be fun and help raise money for this noble cause.
Please note that if you give a donation, we can send you a variety of complimentary donations gifts on request. We still have available:
Complimentary photos :
1) A beautiful 4x6 close up photo of the 12th Trungpa Rinpoche taken in September 2000 by Jon Ransohoff in Surmang. ( It is the same photo used on our home page.)
2) A beautiful 4x6 photo of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, courtesy of James Hoagland. To see this photo, please go to http://www.konchok.org/donation_gifts.php
3) Two 4 x 6 photos of the 12th Trungpa Rinpoche taken in September 2009 by two Dutch travelers to Surmang, Heleen de Graaf and Ymkje Repko. They are shown on the 12th Trungpa Rinpoche page. You may have one or both upon request with any donation.
4) 5 x 7 photos of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche taken by Tharpa Chotron, for any donation of $30 or more. Click on donations gifts .
5) Two earlier photos of the 12th Trungpa Rinpoche. One taken at Serta Institute in 2008, and another taken in March of 2007 when he was at Surmang. performing the Chakrasamvara Dance. Please click on donations gifts and scroll down to view these photos.)
6) Photos of Trungpa Rinpoche and his teacher Khenpo Gangshar, taken in the late 1950's, (just before the Trungpa Rinpoche left Tibet)
7) For all donations over $50 we also have special brocade wrapped relics from the wall of the ruins of the Castle of Adro Shelumbum (taken from the particular wall in the Surmang living quarters of the 11th Trungpa Rinpoche).
8) Our Online Post Auction Auction Gallery contains beautiful items not bid on from the summer 2010 Auction. Many beautiful works of art, can be puchased here. Any amount of your donation which isabove the stated value of each item will be considered tax deductible. However any funds we receive from this Gallery will be used for our work in Tibet, and much appreciated!!
9) Our Donation Gifts is always open, and is still featuring Jessie Litven's amazing photos from her trip to Surmang and Kyere monasteries and Karma Senge Rinpoche's nunnery. Out regular items, of great value and interest are still being offered. Please scroll down to peruse this marvelous display.
“I wish our shedra was open right now!”
--Trungpa XII Rinpoche (in a recent comment to the Surmang Khenpo, 2009)
"I, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, spiritual
and temporal head of the Shambhala Mandala, am completely committed
to the development of Surmang..." — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
"I hold fewer aspirations
dearer in my heart than the rebuilding of Surmang, the spiritual
home of the Shambhala mandala." — Lady Diana Mukpo
"My first endeavor on my return
to Surmang was to carry out the last wish of the tenth Trungpa
Tulku and to enlarge the seminary [shedra]..." — Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche