August 6, 2016 Update – Repairs to the monastery have largely been completed. Rinpoche has been conducting public audiences and leading pujas in the main building for approximately two months. Work to restore the paintings in the main shrine hall and the public audience room still needs to be done.
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March 23, 2016 Update – We have excellent news: engineers have examined Pal Gyi Ling’s main monastery building, which houses the shrine hall, the main audience room and Rinpoche’s living quarters and said it is safe to repair, rather than replace, the building.
The rebuilding work began this month with the financial support of students and sponsors in Tibet, Nepal, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Europe and the United States.
Workers are currently removing and rebuilding or replacing damaged portions of the structure and repairing non structural damage. The project includes the addition of steel beams and posts to reinforce walkways, ceilings and walls.
In addition to the structural repairs, many of the interior paintings will have to be replaced. Rinpoche will commission and supervise the painting of new images when he returns to Nepal later this year.
The monastery remains closed to visitors. We will post more information, and photographs, of the rebuilding work as we receive them.