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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Visits Surmang Dutsi Til in Tibet

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SHEDRA SHEDRA. Surmang's Monastic College (sound of bells) (sound of bells, horses, and Tibetan voices) (sound of bells and horses hooves) (sound of Tibetan horns) (sound of horns and cymbals) (sound of crowd, bells, horns and cymbals) (sound of bells, horns and cymbals) So here we are Surmang Dutsi Til at 12,200 feet. As you see behind me it's the living quarters of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. That's where he studied and lived until 1959 when it was destroyed. Then as you see down here is the new Shedra: place of study, it is going to be housing roughly about 100 monks and nuns and lay people. (talking in Tibetan) Our plan is to only have 2.7 meters high, now almost 3.7 meters high, that way, because before I thought the backside and the front side only have 1.5m difference, level. But when it came here we have 4.5m difference, so therefore we have to make that building high. I am guessing that at this point it's for men, that men will study, monks will study in the Shedra. Men and monks and nuns also many people will. Oh, for everybody? For everybody, yeh. Any age? At any age of course. We have got lots of different kinds of age. Would you like to book a room now? (Laughter) My hope is that we can get this done within 3 to 4 years. (talking in Tibetan) You like? Here there is little education and this is a unique project because we are going to have lay people and monks and different kinds of people practicing and studying here. (talking in Tibetan) So there. (more Tibetan talking) (sound of river flowing) I wanted to go rafting. So we are doing both: a little four wheeling and rafting. (Tibetan music) (crowd noises) Yesterday we had 255 new monks and nuns who are coming into the Shedra, to the monastery here. (Tibetan talking) (bell ringing) The most important thing I can offer myself, after being here and seeing what was going on, is knowledge. So I feel like if you have knowledge, if you have understanding, then you have everything, you are the most wealthy individual, the most powerful individual, because you are fearless. (sound of Tibetan horns. Bell ringing at times) To donate send check or money order to: The Konchok Foundation. Ginny Lipson -The Konchok Foundation, Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302 Copyright 2006 The Konchok Foundation & Centre Productions

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Duration: 9 minutes and 57 seconds
Year: 2001
Country: United States
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: Centre Productions
Views: 321
Posted by: hmaclaren on Aug 25, 2010
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's historic visit in 2001 re-established the bonds between the people of Surmang and the family of Trungpa Rinpoche.
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© Copyright 2001 Mipham J. Mukpo
Produced By Centre Productions, Creative personnel James Hoagland, Ethan Neville and Richard Reoch.

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