Four Day Countdown

10am 5 days prior to consecration

Here we were at 10am this morning. Ed and the concrete-boys danced around the korwa in their thick rubber boots laying down the concrete. In four days Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be setting his feet on the same concrete, together with many special guests including Yangsi Rinpoche, Geshe Dagkpa, the Gyuoto Monks and two hundred of us.

Artist Gelek Sherab preparing the Kadampa stupas

Gelek Sherab, resident-artist at Land of Medicine Buddha, was enlisted to help solve the Kadampa stupa bubble challenge – Gelek is going over the three Kadamp stupas inch by inch to remove any ‘bubbles’ that occured during the pour. He arrived on the land this morning with his contagious beaming smile and rolls of specialized epoxy putty manufactured a continent away in Wales.

The microfilm mantra printing error turned out to be a blessing – although at the time a somewhat stressful blessing. We managed to order twice as many mantras – we have now 4 million dharmakaya relic mantras that were blessed by Choden Rinpoche last week. We may even be able cut the original microfilm and thereby exceed 4 million. All this of course is being discussed admist the dozens of other technical challenges – all to be resolved and implemented within the next 4 days!

Tom and his crew are doing a truly spectacular job – pushing to the limit and constantly checking, checking, checking that the many non-traditional stupa elements of this unusual project are adapted in the best, most auspicious way.

Join us for Big Love Day.

There is still time to donate now to sponsor the most precious relics of all, the Dharmakaya relic mantras which will fill all four stupas. Out of 4 million, about 800,000 have been sponsored so far.

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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