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Tilorien Monastery: we've started building!


#62

Wow! I hope you post pictures of that! :construction_worker_woman:


#63

There are drills, and there are … DRILLS! :astonished:

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#64

One drill to rule them all…


#65

Only if it could be used to drill through the kamavacara, rupa and arupavacara citta right into Nibbana!

With metta


#66

Unless…there is drilling, but no driller to be found.


#67

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu! :pray:


#68

… and there are drills! :smiling_imp:

Now, to have an idea about what this super-super-deep 12km hole looks like in comparison to our Earth:

Basically we know nothing of our planet… and still, in our scientific pride we think we’ve figured it out!

Anyway, back to topic, very glad to see the work going well! Best of luck! :anjal:


#69

Camping at the building site:

Early morning sun on the meadow:


#70

Some building workers, ordained & not ordained:

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And who is doing the hard work… ?

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Garden & surrounding area:

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Talking through window:

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View from the roof:

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Staircase:

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Builders’ camping:

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Our closest neighbours: horses & Scottish highlanders:

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… and some flowers:

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Taking a break - and a chocolate!

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#71

The monastery is looking great! And what a beautiful location! :heart:


#72

Good progress. The surroundings look beautiful!

With metta


#73

Thank you for sharing. It is inspiring of abiding joy.


#74

Tilorien Monastery from the surrounding hills:

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#75

After 3 days of intensive work the electric installations are all prepared for being connected:

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#76

Today we found the first dana given to the new monastery-in-construction―we don’t know who put it there but want to express our heartfelt thanks to that person! :heart:

We’d like to know who this kind benefactor is―in case you read this post, please contact us! :grin:

"A wise person is a giver of life, strength,
beauty, and inspiration.
An intelligent giver of happiness
gains happiness in return.

Giving life, strength, beauty,
happiness, and inspiration,
they’re long-lived and famous
wherever they’re reborn.”
―AN 5.37


#77

The first wallpapers are being applied, here in the meditation hall:


#78

For a moment it looked like he was holding a machine gun and I thought “Oh boy another NRA campaign”…“Monks get tough!”


#79

Progress with woodwork outside & inside:

The wood cladding on the facade is finished and the terrace is being built, and inside the cladding in the upper story is being applied.


#80

Absolutely beautiful!


#81