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Archive for November, 2009

Here are a few of the daily tasks that keep us all busy in this mandala of preparations.

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This is the Kagyu Monlam land in Bodh Gaya which will be the site of the Milarepa performance on January 1, 2010 and where a large stage is currently being constructed. If the Kagyu Monlam architect, who in years past (and future) has designed the stage, be prepared for nothing less than a work of art! And, word has it that a world-renowned Hong Kong movie crew will be on hand to help out the Dharamsala-based TIPA performers!

Karma Gonchoe Preparations- committee monks sewing sheets for debate participants.

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LOST: The missing season in Bodh Gaya’s storage room

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Chopan tries to locate torma-making items while food manager and cooks succeed in finding some supplies. We will not go hungry after all!

 

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Decorations around the main temple in Bodh Gaya for Lhabab Duchen.

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As the 27th Kagyu Monlam approaches, preparations are under way at the new Kagyu Monlam land, located right next to Tergar Monastery. This site was blessed by His Holiness during the last Kagyu Monlam and many hopes were planted on that empty field.

Currently, the new land is being prepared for the festivities to inaugurate the new year.

On January 1st, 2010, a buffet lunch will be served for the sangha and a theatrical presentation on the life of Milarepa will be performed in the evening. Everyone is invited to attend the performance, which will be accompanied by a live musical orchestra, with 30 monks and 30 nuns who will lend their voices.

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