Wading into the unknown

Building a stupa, or any large holy object for that matter, isn’t your run-of-the-mill project. The unexpected happens, the seemingly incomprehensible happens and much much more. Here we are communicating with people around the globe, collecting objects which sound quite formidable such as ‘naga vases’ or ‘deva vases’.

Construction was scheduled to start around Thanksgiving (end of November for non-US readers) and here we are, three weeks in and the shovel hasn’t hit the dirt. We’re awaiting Geshe Dakpa, resident teacher of our sister center Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco, to fly back from India on December 15th to perform necessary preliminary rituals and readings of very specific sutras. Geshe-la will then figure out very precisely (within inches) exactly where the shovel should first hit dirt. THEN we will be able to start construction. We are humbled by how little we know, and in awe of the glimpses these processes offer….

Donate now to help us bring this project to completion. Our current target is $28,000.

May all who contribute in any way to this project reap the fruit of pure guru devotion, the root of the path to enlightenment, and may all their temporal and ultimate wishes be fulfilled.

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