Gompa Renovation Begins!

12 June 2010 - 5:46am Comments Off

Liaison Ngeow Voon Chin greets Mr Ng, the main contractor

Originally posted on His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche’s blog, the article below captures another milestone and one of the most historic moments in Kechara’s history. Click here to subscribe and read more!

As our Kechara is growing, we cannot accommodate everyone in the current gompa (Tibetan term referring to a hall used for meditations / contemplations / rituals). So we are enlarging the gompa. The Liaisons Council has unanimously agreed to this expansion and have assigned Liaisons to oversee this exciting project.

Where our previous gompa is divided into one and a half separate shoplots, it will now be four shoplots joined as one!! It will easily provide space for 600-700 people. That is the 1st floor. On the ground floor below the gompa will be more space for offices, administration, a Kechara Care Gift Store, Kechara Discovery, etc. I will update the progress as time goes on this post. So you may return to this post for updates.

June 12, 2010

Today was a historic moment for Kechara House as we handed the keys from the architect Mr Ng, to the contractor, also Mr Ng.

At 9am, construction work on the internal finishings began. The workers will be removing tiles, carpeting, partitions and other preparatory work on the interior of four lots to start renovations for the new gompa.

Things are moving fast in the world of Kechara as we move to the next level to accomodate more people who wish to find peace and happiness in their lives.

Tsem Rinpoche

These four shop lots will soon be transformed into the new Kechara gompa! These four shop lots will house large holy images of Lord Tsongkhapa, Vajrayogini and Setrap. Very exciting.

Signing the contract

Liaison Yap Yoke Fui of Kechara House hands over the keys

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