Yesterday, Shasta Wallace (long time Vajrapani community member and student of Lama Yeshe) and I (Fabienne, current director of Vajrapani) spent the day in the main gompa sorting out items for the four stupa base and thrones – what an amazing process. The idea is to gather symbolic items to support a prosperous country (‘think of it as a store’ says Geshe Dakpa) – foodstuff such as grains, honey, dried fruit; clothes; gems and precious metals; fertile soil; dharma texts; coins; medicine; earth and water from holy sites; earth from rich people; toy cars and airplanes; magazines and photographs portraying influential people and so forth.
Last Friday was a momentum day where the construction team poured the first concrete foundations. The retaining wall surrounding the site has also gone up. On Saturday I was circumambulating the cremation site and soon-to-be stupas and for the first time got a sense of proportion of the large korwa that will surround the stupas – it will be breathtaking!
In a two to three weeks, weather and other unknown permitting, the base and thrones will be ready to fill. Geshe Dakpa will come from San Francisco to consecrate the items and supervise the filling. Erecting the stupas will happen next.
So there is still time for you to send items to go into the base/thrones. A student sent us their wedding ring. Another one purchased a diamond specifically for the stupa.
WHAT CAN YOU SEND? Jewelry; precious stones; precious metals; earth from rich people’s land; new clothes; perfume; coins
SEND TO: Fabienne Pradelle; c/o Vajrapani Institute; PO Box 2130; Boulder Creek; CA; 95006; USA
Donate now to help us bring this project to completion. Our target as of the January 6th is $33,817.
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.