New Retreat Centre to be Built at Mindrolling

13 May 2009

Venerable Tulku Ugyen Chopel has actively fundraised to sponsor the building of a retreat centre at Mindrolling. The earth breaking and consecration ceremony of the land was performed by H.E. Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche and H.E. Khochen Rinpoche. The construction and building is expected to begin in the winter of 2009/2010. It is planned that the retreat centre will have more then 20 retreat rooms and a shrine room for the retreatants.The leveling of the land has already started under the direction of the administration of the Mindrolling Monastery. The Mindrolling Monastery is grateful to Venerable Tulku Ugyen Chophel and his students in Malaysia and Singapore for their efforts.

Following are some photos of the consecration ceremony and beginning of the construction activity:

Consecrating the ground for the new retreat centre
Looking over the plans for the new retreat centre
Large machine begins to prepare land for the new retreat centre
Construction begins on the new retreat centre