Roof ornaments for the Kilung Shedra

Exciting news! Not only have the wood carvings arrived, but the traditional roof ornaments are being installed on the Kilung Shedra and Community Center. These ornaments are being filled with consecration mantras, as well as Vajrakilaya, Guru Rinpoche, Tara, and White Umbrella prayers, and much more. The monks and community members are working together to …

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Traditional woodworking for the Kilung Shedra

The next essential step in the completion of the shedra is the installation of traditional carved wooden doors and interior trim. The sacred wooden doors will be at the entrance of the entire complex, and the entrance of the sacred temple. Because of their unique size, the doors must be custom-made by a combination of …

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Golden Roofs are being built!

The heart and generosity of the Taiwan sangha has funded the construction of the golden roofs, a necessary traditional component of a Shedra. These golden roofs combine the ancient tradition with modern building practices. They are made with metal roofing over concrete to be weather proof and long-lasting, and painted with golden-colored paint.

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