Ksitigarbha Re-Roof Project
We are currently raising funds to reroof the Ksitigarbha Pavilion and Prayer Wheel enclosure. The original wood shake roof has deteriorated over the years and need to be replaced. Respect for Tibetan architecture, fire prevention, and longevity were among the factors that resulted in the selection of the copper-toned metal roof.
Clearing tree branches
Before roof work can begin, overhanging tree limbs, branches entangled near power lines were removed.
Removal of old roof
Removal of old roof revealed multiple water-damaged sheathing and decorative carved panels under the eaves.
Repair work underway
Tom Waggoner & Gelek took time out of their busy schedules to start restoration work.
Plywood sheathing completed on August 4. Metal panel installation starting next week.
Metal panel mock up
Piecing metal panels together.
Repair and replacement of artwork on the Ksitigarbha Pavilion.
As the Ksitigarbha re-roof comes to completion, our
next phase of the project is to reframe and re-roof
the prayer wheel structure in the same style.
Prayer Wheel Redesign
Vajrapani crew (Tom, Dechen, Yeshe, Jonathan) reframing prayer wheel roof designed by Gelek. Roof will be finished in the same style as the Ksitigarbha Pavilion.
Prayer Wheel Roof Rebuild
Redesigned prayer wheel roof has been framed.
Prayer Wheel Reroof Continues
Metal panels installation work is in progress.
Prayer Wheel Roof Completion
The pavilion and prayer wheel reroofs are now complete as of Nov 28 and they have made the Ksitigarbha Pure Land even more wonderful. The matching ganjiras are being made by artisans in Nepal and will adorn the roof tops in the near future. Many thanks to the contributors to this project. Much appreciation for the patience and support from LMB and the community. This project would not have been possible without you!