Temple fund

Cracks in the old temple wall.

Cracks in the old temple wall.

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During the year the nuns spend a great deal of time in the main temple performing 20 intensive prayer ceremonies (drubchens) and various other public rituals. The temple is a spiritual hub for the nunnery and the surrounding nomadic community. The old temple (built in the 1980s with local stone and mud-brick) was beginning to crumble, and with no windows or electricity the nuns strained to read their texts in the minimal light. So in 2011 it was demolished and construction of a new main temple began in earnest, using durable materials and large windows to let in plenty of natural light.

As a result of the determined efforts of the lamas, nuns, a reliable contractor and worldwide supporters, construction of the new temple is now complete. In September 2015 the temple was inaugurated during the visit of the revered lamas H.H. Gyalwang Drukpa, Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Drukpa Choegon Rinpoche. This inauguration was the event of a lifetime for the Gebchak nuns, particularly the two remaining elderly nuns whose prayers to gather in the new temple before they die have been realized.

The new temple.

The new temple.

Wall paintings, thangkas and statues are yet to be installed inside the temple. Costs of these sacred objects are high as materials and craftsmen must come from long distances to Gebchak’s remote location. Gebchak Gonpa invites contributions of any amount towards the temple statues and paintings, which will be the support of practices and prayers of hundreds of Gebchak nuns for centuries to come. The temple’s construction progress can be seen on our photostream from 20112012, 2013 and 2015.

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Model of a Yeshe Tsogyal statue for the temple.

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 Australian donors: for donations in $AUD please visit www.gebchakrigpaharsey.org.

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