Since his arrival a bounty of donations and support have made a Dharma center materialize and now, believe it or not, a stupa is about to go up. Today I spent some time arranging the little ceramic statues (with prayers embed in them) in preparation for an arriving Rinpoche from the Shambalah Center in Colorado to come and consecrate it.
The community has been making and painting the statues for months. There are over 6,000 all together. The stupa itself is shipping from Vietnam. It is made of solid marble, comes in sections, is 16' tall and will sit upon a 4ft base. At the very top will sit the lovely brass ornament seen in the photo.
This is a wonderful blessing for T or C. Thoughts of peace, the idea of peace, peace in any form ... we'll take it. Hooray for the T or C Dharma Center!