Wangdenling Gönpa Reconstruction in Slovakia

Dear Vajra Family, 

With great pleasure we would like to inform you about the happy end of repairs of the gönpa at Wangdenling, the Slovak Community center. 

Almost three years ago we started to prepare the project for the structural renovation. The major part of the reconstruction came to its end last year, just before the winter arrived. It consisted of removing the rotten parts of all the 48 wooden pillars in the gönpa’s foundation and replacing them with concrete bases. Some of the pillars in the foundation had to be completely replaced with new wood pillars. 

This year we are finishing the “last touches” to the restoration, such as repairing and conserving the entrance to the gönpa, and applying protective paints on the outer pillars. We will complete these works by the end of September.  

Many of you supported our effort and this helped us considerably to finish the extremely challenging works literally in time. Your sincere help and good wishes also gave us a lot of needed energy and moral support to continue this project that, at times, seemed to be endless.

Now the building can serve safely for practitioners as a support for developing knowledge and studying the teachings of our beloved Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu as well as dharma in general now and in future years. During this year´s retreat season the gönpa has already hosted some interesting events like courses on the Vajra Dance of the Song of the Vajra, the 7th Lojong and other community events. 

So far the work and materials for the project have cost 40,700 Euro, 27,200 of which we received through your great generosity and an additional 13,500 we paid from Wangdenling’s own funds, funds which we, however, need for the upkeep of Wangdenling. In the next few years, we want to concentrate more on community activity as well as on the further development of the ling (in future we plan to build a dormitory to take the place of the current unsuitable old earthen house). 

Therefore we would like to ask you for further generosity, which would help us to pay off the very last invoice of this project. To cover the whole amount we still need to collect 1,790 Euros. 

If you feel well disposed towards our effort, we will be grateful for even the smallest donation! 

You can contribute either by buying your part of the virtual mandala on our fundraising website  or by sending the donation directly to Wangdenling’s bank account (you can also pay by Paypal or QR on our fundraising website). 

For donations above 400 Euros, we still offer the donors a gift of the Sonam Thobje chakra personally blessed by our Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu during his teaching in Bratislava in 2016. 

With best wishes, 

Gakyil of Wangdenling 

For more information about payments write to: 

The bank account details: 

Payment in EUR
Account number: 2701904108/8330
IBAN: SK6783300000002701904108
Account name: Gompa – repair (Medzinárodná komunita Dzogčhenu – Wangdenling
Bank name: FIO banka a.s.
Bank adress: Nam. SNP 21, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia 


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