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Assembing & Installing the Sign for Chenrezig Hall
Chenrezig's Jewels

Creating the Sign for Chenrezig Hall

The Hidden Wonders Inside Chenrezig Hall

Installing the Support Beam
The Roof, A Tour, & Large Timbers
sSteady Progress
Windows of Opportunity
Raising the Second Floor

The Art of Cutting Faswall
A Strong Foundation Is the Key to Everything
Progress on the Walls
Setting the Faswall Blocks

Favorite Moments So Far
Engaging in Generosity
Pouring the Footings for Chenrezig Hall
The Faswall Arrives

Touring the Site
Digging Begins!
Signing the Contractor!
Ven. Chodron Explains the Functions of Chenrezig Hall
It's Time to Build Chenrezig Hall
Ven. Chodron Leads Chenrezig Meditation
Ven. Chodron, Ven. Chonyi and Retreatants at Borobudur, Indonesia
Ven. Chodron Explains Vesak Day
Ven. Chodron's Invitation
Moving the Meditation Hall

 

July 2013: Assembling and Installing the Sign for Chenrezig Hall

July 2013: Chenrezig's Jewels

Stained-glass artist Beverly Brecht shows the placement of jewels on the
1000-armed Chenrezig window she is making.

 

July 2013: Creating the Sign for Chenrezig Hall

 

June 2013: The Hidden Wonders Inside Chenrezig Hall


May 2013: Installing the Support Beams     

 

The Roof, a Tour & Large Timbers

 

Steady Progress on Chenrezig Hall

A lot has been done! Thanks to all the workers, benefactors, volunteers and friends involved in bringing Chenrezig Hall to life.

Windows of Opportunity

Pouring cement in the middle of winter to finish the exterior walls.


Raising the Second Floor of Chenrezig Hall

November 2012
The Art of Cutting Faswall

Faswall is the green product that forms the outer walls of Chenrezig Hall. There are skills to building with it. Take a look.

November 20, 2012
A Strong Foundation Is the Key to Everything

November 20, 2012
Progress on the Walls

October 24, 2012
Setting the Faswall Blocks      

 

October, 2012 Favorite Moments So Far

Contractor George Weaver shares one his favorite moments in the process: backfilling to smoothe and restore the contours of the land around the building site.     

October, 2012 Engaging in Generosity

Dharma student and volunteer Samten Regan talks about the practice of generosity and encourages support for Chenrezig Hall.     

October, 2012 Pouring the Footings for Chenrezig Hall

Each day there are new developments at the Abbey as construction on Chenrezig Hall moves ahead. Venerable Chodron and Venerable Tarpa join the crew in pouring cement!     

September, 2012
The Faswall Arrives

Venerable Tarpa introduces us to the wonderful "green" building material that will form
the walls for Chenrezig Hall.
     

September, 2012
Touring the Site      

August 23, 2012
Digging Begins! The Foundation     

July 15, 2012
Next Steps -- Signing the Contractor!

With the community chanting om mani padme hum, Ven. Chodron signs the contract to build Chenrezig Hall with George Weaver of Alpha and Omega Construction     

Ven. Chodron Explains the Functions of Chenrezig Hall
     

It's Time to Build Chenrezig Hall
     

 

 Ven. Chodron leads Chenrezig Meditation
     

 

 Ven. Chodron, Ven. Chonyi and Retreatants at Borobudur, Indonesia
     

   Ven. Chodron Explains Vesak Day
     

             Ven. Chodron's Invitation
     

Moving the Meditation Hall
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