News from Druk Gawa Khilwa (56)
News from Druk Gawa Khilwa
Working is also fun. If we work hard it is also a very good thing because we are obeying Holiness. All we nuns worked very hard because they want to follow Holiness. It was a great time with much joyful effort. It is the garden behind the Naro Hall.
Yesterday we performed the puja of Dolma Yudog. It was successfully done. Holiness also attended the puja followed by all the nuns. It is a ritual puja for releasing the obstacles of all sentient beings.
These days we our constructing a new road up to Druk Amitabha Mountain. First when Amitabha was constructed there was no road, then the nuns made a rough road and now we our constructing the new road. The road which is under construction that is not only for the nunnery, clinic or for Holiness, it is constructed for the villagers and everybody who feels very difficult
We have put some videos online of our picnic for you to see. We hope you enjoy very much.
Today we did Namgyal Tongchod (the long life puja) for some devotees. In this puja we do kora while offering incense, flower and prayers.
We have posted a video that you all may like to watch. It is a history of Druk Amitabha Mountain which has been put together from a lot of different sources and various people around the world and was compiled by Drukpa Publications so that we can show our guests and visitors when they come here to visit. As you may not get a chance to see it anytime soon, we thought we would put it here for you to see.
We promise to use your money wisely for the eye operation of the patients. If you want to sponsor a patient it would be very beneficial and kind of you to offer the patient a new eye to see this world. If you want to help the expenses are USD $150 per patient. It would be very kind of you all if you could help. Thank you for your beneficial help. You can find more information at the clinic website here.
From now onwards, we will try to provide updated progress reports of the different projects on the sites of our nunneries.
Thanks mainly to the donation from Lena Tan, Jigme Phende's sister, and also partly to His Holiness's financial support, 150 beds were being made. Many of us have had health problems, due to sleeping on cement floors with very thin layer of floor coverings. But now, this problem is resolved. We are still thinking of making another 100 beds, so that the remaining nuns and the new nuns will also be spared from health problems.
Meanwhile, we are making full use of the truck to buy water, food supplies;and daily necessities. The truck is very useful for us, and it really helps us to practically carry out our work and responsibilities much easier.
There was a big rush to finish the extended wings of Naro Phodrang and the paintings on the interior walls, before the heavy snow set in. We have to start preparing the Naro Phodrang for the forthcoming birthday celebration of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa.
The installation of several projection monitors and all high-quality audio-visual system will be in place.