Stupa Work Week
Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins
Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, with support from the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project, warmly invite you to participate in a Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya.
Please select any dates between arrival date of September 29th and departure date of October 6th.
Thanks for volunteering! Your support and care of the Stupa means a lot to us!
These volunteer work gatherings are always a wonderful time together, as well as an incredible opportunity to work in and around the Great Stupa. Along with uplifting and caring for the stupa and its environment, we will practice, have dharma talks and discussions, and enjoy the peaceful space of the mountains. We will be doing a wide range of projects, including the following: concrete crack repair and painting, fire mitigation, path repair, organizing tools and storage, and more. Good strong backs are very helpful, but not required! We look forward to sharing this precious time with you at the Stupa.
Bob King became a student of Trungpa Rinpoche in 1970 and at that same time began a successful career as a building contractor. As a volunteer he served as project manager for the construction of The Great Stupa of Dharmakya for 14 years. Since then, he has organized summer work programs in order to maintain and enhance the stupa and it’s environment a well as to provide opportunities for others to connect and deepen their relationship to this sacred expression of awakened mind.
Lindy King has been a student of Trungpa Rinpoche since 1970. She has lead fire pujas, study abroad programs, and workshops on death and dying. She helped manage the building of The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya during the 14 year construction period, coordinating the hundreds of volunteers, teacher visits and other special events, along with enjoying general particpation in construction and artwork. Lindy also continues to facilitate summer work programs, for the benefit of the stupa and those who make a connection with it.
Joshua Mulder has been a student of Buddhism for 43 years. In 1987 he was asked to care for the great Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche’s relics. Inspired by the teachings of Buddhism, he has spent the last 26 years designing, building, and creating the artistic expression and heraldry of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. He continues to deepen visitors understanding and connection to the Stupa by giving tours and dharma talks on a regular basis.
John Perkins has been gilding since 1992. He worked as museum conservator for the National Historic Parks Service in Canada and the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, John worked on gilding in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya and has returned in subsequent years.