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Update, February 2010...

We are now checking the prices of 3 companies. The final decision will be made in mid February.

Meetings:

12 Feb: to discuss the terms and conditions of piling companies and other works at Khadiravana (Tibetan mud house & new pavilion)

20 Feb: to discuss temporary way for transporting pilings and preparations for construction work.

After 20 Feb, a contract will be...

Update, January 2010...

After three years of hard work in preparing for the construction of the Tara Great Stupa, now we are ready to begin construction. We hope to sign a contract with a piling company in February. It is estimated that 500 pilings will be planted at the stupa site. It may take approximately 60 days for the work to be finished. After that a contractor will begin the main construction.

While the...

Details About the Stupa...

The stupa will be based on a 30-meter wide base, and will be around 60 meters in total height. Its outstanding feature is that it contains a temple housing four images of Buddha in Sambhogakaya forms, as well as three shrines which will include 13 other images of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Dharmapalas and Dakinis. These will be lined along the cardinal points. At the base of the Stupa will be a temple...

Budget...

The budget for the Tara Great Stupa complex includes the construction of the Stupa structure, the cast bronze images of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas inside the Stupa, decorations according to Tibetan artistic style, as well as expenses related to filling up the Stupa with auspicious objects and of the Tibetan artisans who will be working on the cast bronze images on site.