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 modern technology and traditional carving. They will be etched with iconic motifs, representing the elements of nature, and Buddhist symbols and mantras.
Major donors, and participants in the Fall Dzogchen Retreat, contributed the funds for the doors. We are still fundraising for the rest of the interior woodworking.
The traditional carvings arrived in August!