Mardo Tashi Choling Temple Maintenance Fund
New! Temple Reconstruction Update
The main construction for the new temple has been completed! Click here to see photos.
The temple represents the heart of the monastery’s current activities and its future.
The temple is the main gathering place and center of all dharma activity for both the monks and householders in the monastery.
The Old Temple
During the stage of unrest in Tibet, the original temple was destroyed. Then, in the 1970’s it was rebuilt. However, because of a lack of funds, it was made with very poor quality materials and design, and was too small for large ceremonies.
Some years ago after Khentrul Rinpoche became the abbot, the roof was replaced. With great effort Khentrul Rinpoche and the monks acquired the funding through extensive begging and then did the work themselves. They carried all the roofing tiles on their backs and built it without any machinery or help. Because of the cheap material and lack of professional help, the roof leaked which made it impossible to protect the shrine and has contributed to quick structural decay.
View more photos of the old templeWhen H.H. Moksa Rinpoche visited some years ago, he looked up at the sagging ceiling and said “I am afraid to teach in here because the roof looks like it is going to collapse on me.” It was no longer a safe building and had to be rebuilt.
Thanks to all who contributed to the construction of the new temple. With your continued support, we will be able maintain and improve the new temple so it may continue to provide immeasurable benefit into the foreseeable future.