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Foundation built to withstand earthquakes and freezing

The huge basement of the Kilung Shedra and Community Center foundation is divided up into two spaces. The space on the bottom is filled with dirt and is engineered to keep the building stable in case of an earthquake. It also acts to keep the temperature more stable for the whole building. The contractors are working night and day, and not taking weekends off, to take advantage of the weather while it lasts.

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On the hillside above the construction site,

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Foundation progress continues

Work continues at a high pace as the end of the building season approaches.

  

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as much as possible in the short Tibetan summer!

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Foundation walls going up!

With whole-hearted gratitude and special thanks to all those who have donated and made this progress possible!

Construction will continue at full speed until winter weather brings work to a halt.

To help rebuild the Kilung Shedra and Gonpo Tsering Community Center, you can donate HERE.

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Foundation taking shape!

First the base, and then the walls!

DONATE HERE to keep the construction progress going
as much as possible in the short Tibetan summer!

 

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Excavation of shedra drone video July 2018

Drone video!

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Finishing the excavation

Concrete mixer at the foundation edge.

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Building foundation underway

Heavy rains have slowed things down from time to time, but progress is being made!

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World Sang Day

World Sang Day (Dzamling Chisang), a ceremony of incense-offering for World Peace, was celebrated on June 28th, 2018 (the 15th day of the fifth Tibetan month.)

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Construction begins!

After the Groundbreaking Ceremony, construction began at the Kilung Shedra and Community Center.

Here is Dza Kilung Rinpoche at the construction site as the heavy equipment digs the foundation.

More photos of equipment at work…

and videos of rebar being staged.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony photos

Here are some photos of the groundbreaking ceremony held on June 17, 2018.

     

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