Greetings! We last posted when promoting the Sakya Heritage Society Auction, and we’re delighted to share that it was a great success. We are humbled by the generosity of those that supported this precious endeavor.
The capital we raise goes directly into the continued construction of Sakya Thegchen Phuntsok Ling in Jaigaon, India. Each worker contributes such valuable effort, and we are grateful to each one. Click an image to view full size.
On this auspicious day, Venerable Jamyang Gyaltsen says prayers over the groundwork for the main temple:
It takes an enormous amount of material to build the Sakya Thegchen Phuntsok Ling and Buddha Bharati School. Below is a slideshow of workers skillfully using these materials, building a staircase that is representative of other staircases throughout the building. These go the 3rd floor. Click images to view full size.
More construction progress. Click an image to open full size.
Construction has been ongoing throughout the pandemic. As we share the struggles of this unprecedented period, we also share bounty. The Marici Fellowship partnered with Sakya Heritage Society in Jaigaon to distribute food to local families.
The Marici Fellowship and the Sakya Heritage Society are closely aligned. Sakya Thegchen Phuntsok Ling is the vision of H.H. Jigdal Dorje Chang. Inspired by the compassionate nature of his grandfather, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang, H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Sakya Rinpoche founded the Marici Fellowship in 2017, wishing to create the opportunity for Dharma practitioners to engage in compassionate action to benefit all beings.
This view is from the Lama Residences located on the 6th floor. You can see the Bhutanese town of Phuntsokling in the distance. Phuntsokling is Bhutan’s nearest city to Jaigaon. The beautiful Bhutan Gate separates India and Bhutan and is the main overland passage between the two cities.