By admin|2022-11-14T20:11:46+00:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: News|
Khenpola has left long time ago but a beautiful autumn continued after his visit and we have slowly done some more works – inside one house, the structure for walls has been made and we have painted some more exterior wall boards – the quantity we did in summer was only enough for one house, now the boards for almost two more houses have been done. We are very thankful for the continuous donations and now the windows for the houses have been ordered (we got a very cheap offer for aluminum-wood windows which are very little used and in excellent condition – 100 euros per piece).
We still hope we will have soon enough money to start the sewage system works together with the installation of pipes and electrical cables (at least 15 000 euros). If we can do that, it would be possible to stay in the houses from next summer and use it for temporary retreats before the real three-year retreat could start. For example, Sungtrul Rinpoche has said that he would like to stay for one week next summer in 2023.
Yeshe Khorlo 3-year retreat center’s construction news (building site: in the middle of Estonia, Umbusi village). Khenpo Karma Wangyel is now in Estonia doing practice every day on the retreat land to attract abundance and avert obstacles. Everybody is welcome to join! Rain is not a problem, we can already sit in the house for practice. We could manage to finish many works in September, including the main structure of Khenpola’s house, roofs and floors in each house, as we got many helpful donations this time. We still have money to start inside works (inside walls) and finish outside walls (only one house has a grey boarding almost finished, the others are not done yet (material arrives tomorrow), but we still need more (for windows, sewage system, pump system for water), kitchen-hall). We are extremely thankful for any donation! Bank Transfer Details:
We have a new perspective now – we can look at the retreat houses from the Khenpola’s house’s roof top. This week, the main effort was Khenpo Karma Wangyel’s house and the aim was to make it waterproof – the roof is covered now with waterproof roof cover. And the work continues. One of the retreat houses has floor already made, the other two houses still have no floor but this week we bought all the material necessary – around 1000 euros. Insulation layer (30 cm of rockwool) is almost done for the floor. As now the work which are going on, are quite extensive, we really need everybody’s help. We are very thankful to those, who already donated. Every small amount will be of help also!
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Aadress: Umbusi village, Põltsamaa parish, Jõgevamaa county, 48026.
As of 22nd August 2022, you can see on the photos that the houses have roofs. We had a difficult summer because the main constructor left and we had lot of trouble to find quickly another one. Finally we found one reliable person from Ukraine. He did not have much time to come up to now – he just managed to finish the roof works but from now onwards, he can work one full month for us.
From inside the wall insulation of 25 centimeters is done, now the floor insulation has to be finished (30 cm). Also the wind protection cover is placed.
We urgently need some funds to complete the window works for three houses (we have got an offer about 1000 euros per house – that is to say, we should get the windows for three houses (plus Khenpola’s house very soon).
We also need an urgent help for painting works that we could finish the boarding of the three houses. Please contact us if you have any help to offer.
As of 9th of May 2022, two houses have most of the insulation works done, one is missing a roof construction. We are still waiting for the wood for supporting rails for the roof – there has been an exceptional delay of two weeks and it may only arrive next week. Roof tiles arrived already.