Sunday, May 26, 2013

Doings around the Yellow Schoolhouse

Preparations for  Rinpoche's June retreat is well underway. Still, lots more work needs to be completed in the next couple of weeks. Here are a few highlights with more to come from this rainy Memorial Weekend.

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

Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo preparing the old empowered lungta by removing the connecting string, as if she didn't have other things to do.

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 

More to come............

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!

Jacqueline Gens
Editor of the Tsegyalgar East blog at large


Unknown said...

Why is Dr Puntsog removing the string on the old prayer flags? What was done with them afterwards?

Jacqueline Gens said...

HI Bob--Dr Phuntsog is preparing some of the flags to be included inside the statues since they have already been empowered. Probably a set of the five buddha families (colors),

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