We are building our traditional Temple which will serve as the heart of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery. The construction costs for a Temple include not just the outer structure, which is now complete, but especially the decoration and furnishings, statues and frescoes. Currently we have 16 master thangka painters on site completing this very beautiful work. It is considered especially auspicious to make offerings for the building of a religious edifice and we sincerely hope that you will rejoice in helping us to fulfill our aspirations.
We invite you to contribute for part of or all the cost of any of the following items for our Temple and Study Centre.
|Thrones and Ritual Implements|
|3||Ornately carved wooden thrones (for high Lamas)||each||US$500|
|6||Copper bhumpa (ritual vases)||each||US$30|
|Statues for the Retreat Centre Shrine Rooms|
|TSANGPA GYARE, LINGCHEN REPA 2 ft tall||each||US$550|
The statues are made individually out of clay by artists from Bhutan. Once the clay has dried, the statues are painted, filled with auspicious items, and then blessed by H.E. 9th Khamtrul Rinpoche, Shedrup Nyima.
|Thangkas: (Traditional Tibetan Paintings) 17 are required for the inside of the Temple in various sizes to fit the walls.|
|1||Tara Canvas 9' x 15'6" (approx 3m x 5m) This shows main figure of Tara and 11 smaller aspects of Tara and other deities.||US$3,200|
|1||VAJRADARA With Lineage lamas (size as above)||US$5,340|
|1||Chakra Samvara & 13 Deities (size as above)||US$3,800|
|1||Vajra Varahi & 15 Yogini Deities (size as above)||US$4,300|
|11||Smaller thankas for temple||each||US$2,230|
|4||Large Thankas for Study Centre Shrine Room||each||US$3,260|
|10||Small size thangkas*||each||US$500|
|4||Large size thangkas*||each||US$2,500|
*These Thangkas are for the Study Centre and the two Retreat Shrine Rooms.
|6||Big drums, approx.||each||US$300|
|5||Copper gyalings, (ritual trumpet), small||each||US$250|
|3||Large copper trumpets||each||US$690|
|20||Cymbals, 2 different kinds, approx.||each||US$180|
|54||Brass bells and vajras, for each nun||US$1600|
|Furniture for the Temple and Puja Hall|
|43||Painted chokse (prayer tables) needed for new temple||US$2150|
|Nunnery Study Centre|
|6||Lockable metal cupboards 6'||each||US$320|
|1||Teacher's desk and chair||one set||US$145|
|Computer, printer, UPS for teachers' room||US$2,000|
|Wooden bookcases and furniture||Any contribution gratefully received|
Dharma books in English or other languages are also welcome.
|Any contribution gratefully received|
|Computer, printer, UPS for librarian||US$2,000|
If you wish to donate one of the items listed above, please specify this when making payment. For Click & Pledge payments, please enter the amount you wish to donate into the General Support category and on the following page name the item.
Nuns can dedicate pujas such as their daily Tara puja (good for removing obstacles and creating auspicious conditions) and their monthly Akshobhya puja (especially useful for the sick and recently departed). Donors should advise the name/s for whom the puja is to be dedicated and a brief reason for the request in the comment box when you make your payment.
There is no set fee but suggested donations are:
Daily Tara puja for one month: US$60
Monthly Akshobhya puja (one time for this 3 hour puja): US$30
Should you wish to make a donation, please click here.