Rebuilding the Kilung Shedra and Community Center
THE KILUNG SHEDRA WAS DESTROYED BY DEVASTATING FIRE ON APRIL 7th, 2016
OUR GOAL IN 2020 IS TO COMPLETE AND REOPEN THE SHEDRA!
To help rebuild the Kilung Shedra DONATE HERE
Construction to rebuild the Kilung Shedra, Children’s School
and new Gonpo Tsering Community Center began June 17, 2018
and has continued through each of the last two short summer building seasons.
For the pre-fire history of the Kilung Shedra click HERE. Immediately after the fire, the Kilung Community mobilized to provide essential shelter and services after the fire so that the children and monks could resume their education. The arduous task of demolishing the burned shedra began, resulting in a cleared site.
But as a result of the fire, construction delays, and the hardships of continuing the schooling in temporary structures, classes at the school and the shedra were suspended.
While waiting for the rebuilding of the Kilung Shedra, the children and monks have scattered in different places, some at home, some in public school, and some at other Shedras such as Dzogchen, Shechen, Jangma, Palpung and Machen.
Architectural plans were then developed for a new three-story, modern and environmentally sensitive building.
The start of construction was delayed by the need for a geological survey, which was completed in 2017. Construction began the summer of 2018! Below are photos of the groundbreaking, foundation walls going up in late August 2018, and the enormous progress made during the 2019 building season.
Most recent photos and updates HERE.
The structure is being constructed using contemporary building techniques and modern building materials, rather than traditional Tibetan rammed earth.
The new Kilung Shedra, Children’s School and Community Center will allow the children and monks to return to the Kilung Valley to continue their studies and education close to home. It will accommodate not only the present and future needs of Vajrayana students in a far-reaching community but also provide expanded space for a children’s school, medical and health care, and community development activities.
Fundraising efforts are ongoing, and thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the world,
we are within reach of completing the building project in 2020!
There is an urgent need for donations
so as to be able to build as much as possible in the short Tibetan summer.
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