Stupa Work Week
Bob King, Lindy King, Joshua Mulder and John Perkins
Select your dates between Sept 15 - 24
Shambhala Mountain Center and The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya warmly appreciate you participating in our Volunteer Work Program at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya from September 15 to September 24, 2017.
These volunteer work gatherings are an incredible opportunity to work in and around the Great Stupa, and to spend time together! 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. We look forward to sharing this precious time with you at the Stupa!
Tent Double Housing is provided, along with meals, at no charge. And though there is no charge, please select “pay by check” in the finance box in order to register. You may also choose to upgrade your housing option for the listed fees.
Of course we hope you can attend the whole program, but we know that some of you are not able, so in that case, please indicate your specific arrival and departure dates on the registration. (Please only select dates between September 15 – 24.)
Thank you for volunteering! Your support and care of the Stupa means a lot!
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 annual work programs in order to maintain and enhance the Stupa and its 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 participation in construction and artwork. Lindy also continues to coordinate the annual 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 a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1992. He was Co-Director of the Shambhala Archives and 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.