blessing the construction and accomplishing the foundation

  • preparing the foundation of the mandala 6 feet below ground
  • preparing the foundation of the mandala 6 feet below ground
  • excavating for the beams and pillars below ground for the mandala. Iron pillar forms can be seen at the top
  • Rinpoche and attendants perform puja for start of laying foundation - 11 July 2009. The contractor is standing to the right. The small hole at their feet is in the center of one of the central pillars.
  • Rinpoche is placing precious substances under one of the central pillars that supports the mandala
  • Rinpoche is placing precious substances under one of the central pillars that supports the mandala
  • Rinpoche sealing the substances in concrete
  • Rinpoche sealing the substances in concrete
  • zhitro foundation 29 March 2010 after 9 months of pouring beams, pillars and building retaining walls.