Rebuilding the Kilung Shedra and Community Center
THE KILUNG SHEDRA WAS DESTROYED BY DEVASTATING FIRE ON APRIL 7th, 2016
The exterior structure of the Shedra is now finished.
We are now completing and furnishing the interior.
OUR GOAL IN SPRING 2022 IS TO REOPEN
THE KILUNG SHEDRA AND COMMUNITY CENTER
Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the world,
this goal is now within reach!
The rebuilding of the Kilung Shedra, Children’s School
and new Gonpo Tsering Community Center began June 17, 2018.
Construction happened during the short Tibetan summers.
In 2020 an anonymous donor gifted the Kilung Foundation
the funds to complete the construction phase of rebuilding the Kilung Shedra.
In the fall of 2021, the shedra structure is almost finished.
Construction on the interior can now continue into the winter months because of the solar cap.
(see photo updates HERE)
We are now requesting donations to fully furnish and equip the Shedra complex –
temples, classrooms, dormitories, library, kitchen, community rooms and health clinic.
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.
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.
A geological survey was completed in 2017 and construction began the summer of 2018! Below are some photos of the groundbreaking, foundation walls going up in late August 2018, and the enormous progress made during the 2019, 2020 and 2021 building seasons.
For more photos of the rebuilding, click HERE.
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.
To help rebuild the Kilung Shedra DONATE HERE
For an overview of the Shedra project in brochure, click HERE
For the architectural design and overview of the project,
with and progress through 2019, click on the video below
Most recent photos and updates HERE.