MEET THE STEEL GUYS

We were curious to find out what the job meant to them and what their experience had been of living and working at a Buddhist center.

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Today is Heruka Day. We mark this occasion with an update on the construction of the new Temple for World Peace at IKRC Grand Canyon in Arizona.

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WORK BEGINS ON THE ROOF, SNOW FALLS AND THE MOUNTAIN RETREAT BEGINS

NINE MONTHS GONE, NINE MONTHS TO GO

A look back over the last nine months at the amazing progress that has been made on the construction site for the new Temple at IKRC Grand Canyon – and in the art room

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With the 5th tier in place the construction workers were able to install the rest of the steel for the other four tiers and then place the structure for the lantern base on top.

Welcome to the 5th tier!

Welcome to the Fifth tier! Watch this amazing video from IKRC Arizona as the structure for the fifth tier of the Temple is put in place. Even though the various elements were manufactured off-site, when they were assembled and lowered into place it was a perfect fit! A powerful testimony to the great skill of … Read more

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Unseasonal snow, temple pillars, prayers, retreat and awesome sunset In the two weeks since the last update the walls for the four doorways were completed and work began on constructing the steel framework, beginning with the installation of the eight pillars. The day work began on the pillars, unseasonal snow fell, but undeterred the intrepid … Read more

Rainbows, snow mountains and sparkling gold

Templewatch Arizona – Update #3 Two weeks on and the Temple doorway structures are almost complete – and bathed in rainbows! Next week the construction of the steel framework begins. Kind volunteers from New Mexico, Phoenix and Ohio have been helping with the project in recent weeks. The first snow of the year has fallen, … Read more

Art from the UK, four doorways appearing, tea with the neighbors

A lot can happen in two weeks! Watch this 90 second video to catch up on the latest developments at IKRC Grand Canyon in Arizona. A consignment of art from the Kadampa Art Studio at Manjushri KMC in the UK arrived and is being made ready for gilding by the team of artists onsite. The … Read more

Out of emptiness a Temple appears

It is less than a year since International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon opened its doors to the public and began an ever expanding programme of retreats and courses with the Resident Teacher Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, as well as many visiting Kadampa Teachers. New Temple IKRC Grand Canyon will … Read more

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The Spring Festival shop

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Completing powerful retreats before the Spring Festival

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A Dharma tour of Switzerland with Gen-la Kunsang

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Away retreats on pure love