Zhitro mandala construction

  • Putting up preformed concrete decoration over the south gate of the mandala
  • Rinpoche helping to brace the very heavy preformed piece of concrete
  • setting decoration in place over the south gate
  • Rinpoche directing the process of placing the decoration
  • Rinpoche having discussion with lead Bhutanese statue maker
  • Rinpoche overseeing the reinforcement of the decoration with temporary bricks
  • completed decoration held in place with bamboo, rope and bricks until later cemented into place
  • view of south gate of mandala from behind Guru Lhakhang
  • East entrance to mandala building at ground level
  • pouring a column on the Trowo level of mandala