Sunday, August 27, 2006
This brocade was the last hurdle. I can honestly say it has motivated both Ani Yeshi and myself to possibly take sewing lessons. The way it worked was we had NO time to get the pattern to anyone, it was a measure -cut-place all in one day, part of a day actually (since we were wrapping up Migyur Dorje as well). Thanks to contact cement and an old fashioned needle and thread we were able to get a passable drape for Amitayus, but we already have plans on how to create a more fitted solution.
The rest of the week was occupied with the visit from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche! A rare opportunity to receive teaching and empowerment from the supreme head of our Palyul Lineage. I apologize to those of you who check in to the site, but I left my camera in it's bag for the events. In this kind of situation my role as an ani (nun) takes over and I focus on the teachings and practices.
I'll be back to give you all a look at the now completed Stupas this week though! As always, it is our sincere hope that you will come out and visit the Stupas and temple for yourselves! Our Spiritual Director, Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo has returned to her residence in Maryland, so many activities are in the works. It was her vision and aspirations that were the foundation for the temple and Stupas, which are open to all beings, all species in fact. So you are always welcome. And of course, the Stupas offer their benefits to all, whether you know anything about them or not. Though the "renovation" has now technically been completed, it is clear to us Stupa folk that the job will never really be done. So don't fret, you can keep checking in here and we'll keep you in touch with these sacred structures!