Kilung Shedra Roof Repair
Originally built in the early 1800s, the Kilung Shedra, or monastic college, was a flourishing institution with several hundred students. It was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. After four desolate decades, the college was rebuilt from the ground up.
In 2004, the huge Shedra building was complete and the first group of young monks entered to undertake deep study of Tibetan Buddhism. Since then, the Kilung Shedra building has served over 50 monks during their traditional 9-year curriculum.
With the increasing heavy rainfalls, perhaps as a result of global warming, the traditional mud roof has been severely damaged. Water is leaking into the rooms, endangering the whole building’s adobe structure. We are planning to replace the mud roof with a metal one, which has proved to be very durable in Tibet and was successfully used in constructing the monks’ cabins.
$22,000 is needed to accomplish this project before more damage results from the rainfall, and so that the second-term program can start this year. Please help save the Shedra building, and give the Kilung monks the opportunity to study Buddhist philosophy and practice.
Click HERE for more photos of the former Shedra roof before it was repaired.
COMPLETED SHEDRA ROOF PROJECT: