At the schoolhouse, the Gonpa is finalizing its beautification process with a freshly painted floor, new lighting, and many ornate additions to the shrine. Visiting volunteers such as Tom Clark are working on structural projects such as the new entry way to the basement. Tom Burton is at work on siding. Before every construction project there is the dumpster.
A bit mundane but necessary work!
A couple of weeks ago, visiting monks with the assistance of Phuntsog Wangmo and Marit Cranmer, prepared statues to be consecrated by Chogyal Namkhai Notrbu. Below they are preparing the mantras
With three distinct sites--the Yellow Schoolhouse in Conway; lower Khandroling where Rinpoche's house is located and the farm cooperative; and upper Khandroling our retreat lands with many cabins and the Vajra Hall construction--there's a huge amount of work to be done.
Cindy and one of the large silk screens for making new lungta flags
Here's Dave, our Community Geko, and volunteer Jess touching up the newly painted kitchen. I asked for a big smile which they delivered on---the foggy lack of clarity of the photo is totally my fault. Sometimes my IPad works, sometimes it doesn't. So happiness prevails over form in this instance!
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