Site News 2009/08
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Rinpoche Trip to India
In his latest trip to India, Rinpoche was able to make several decisions so that construction of the first building may begin. Before leaving for India John Massie, Director of Site and Building Development, had suggested starting the site development by constructing one of the smaller support buildings as a test of the local architects and contractors before building the larger, more elaborate Gompa and student residence. John created a detailed plan with building elevations that Rinpoche was able to use to interview both architects and construction contractors. There was concern that there was inadequate water to support the school, but that has turned out not to be true.
Friday, August 29, 2008
For those who will be traveling to India for the Lishu Retreat in October, they will be making a visit to the Bon Monastery of Tulku Kundrol at Mandawala. Here we see young monks and artists painting the gate in February 2008. Mandawala is a Tibetan settlement that is approximately 20 km northwest of Dehra Dun. The Lishu Land and Kotra Kalyanpur are approximately 15 km northwest of Mandawala, making it about 35 km from Dehra Dun.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Lishu Land
This is a view to the north and the Mussorie Hills from the Lishu land at Kotra Kalyanpur near Dehra Dun. The white peaks of the Himalayas are about 120 kilometers beyond these hills. The lush trees conceal a landscape filled with farm villages, small winding roads and farm plots. The land is on a small hilltop so there is visibility in all directions. I will add more photos as I get to it on my slow internet connection. I see that Candace has linked to this blog so I will give a little preview of what you will see in October.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Lishu Gompa: Front Elevation
Lishu Gompa Elevation-