Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity

Another member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. The page in this series on Dorje Chang Institute has more information about the world wide organisation.
This centre is about 4 hours drive from Auckland City, and so things take a bit longer to get done. The director, Roy Fraser, has done most of the work, amoungst many other activities. I went down for a couple of energy inputs, the throne and the bumpa, so that's all I have photos of.

That's Roy with the vacum cleaner, after we'd done all the throne boxing (just before pouring) You can see how the room underneath is partially buried in the ground

A close up of the throne steel. That's Roy watching the child. The formwork to the right is for a cavity in the throne that sometimes contains a shrine and or various items of significance. There are (considerably ) more details in the pages for Karma Choeling

This was carved by a visiting artist, who is (obviously) highly skilled. In fact, I am so impressed with this door, here's a couple of close ups of it:


Roy pointing to the decorations as they are applied

The morning after the consecration ceremony in March 2000
Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
doing full length prostrations

What a neat photo (thanks Alice!)

Lama Zopa with his stupa builder, Roy, an older and wiser man.....


On to Karma Choeling

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