Temple Diary: Construction Continues

The site for the temple was selected in 2005 during the Lotus Garden Inauguration, and in the years which followed, great masters have visited and blessed the site, many practices have taken place there and many blessings were bestowed. The sangha responded to the fundraising effort with generous contributions, resulting in the decision by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche to commence with the construction in the autumn of 2015.

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche has named the future temple, Mindrol Gatsal, which means ‘Garden of Ripening and Liberation’.

Temple Diary—Photo Gallery

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On the afternoon of October 25, 2015, the eve of the full moon, large earth-moving equipment rumbled on to the land and up the hill to the site of the future temple. Work began the following day, and after a week of excavation, the 12 ft. deep basement for the new building had been carved out.


After a winter weather delay of several weeks, construction resumed in February 2016 with the laying of the foundation. Fabrication of the custom steel beams was delayed over the summer months. Work has now resumed on the the temple’s basement with the construction of inner walls and support system for the steel beams. Delivery and first phase of steel beam installation took place on November 28.


In January construction of the first floor walls began. These walls will then be lifted into position by crane. Following this, the horizontal beams supporting the second floor will be installed.

Looking Ahead…

The building and completion of the magnificent Mindrol Gatsal will be a multi-year project. We welcome your generous offerings so that work may continue without interruption. All donations are tax-deductible.

Samten Tse Charitable Society (STCS) is registered as a private non-profit organization in 5 countries: India, USA, France, Greece, Germany and Poland. It is managed by Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Jetsün Dechen Paldrön and a Board of Directors in the respective countries in which it operates. All donations go to the support of Samten Tse Charitable Projects/Mindrolling International and are tax-deductible.