Gönpa Construction 1st and 2nd Phase
- Dzamling Gar, Avda Playa Paraiso, S/N Urb. Playa Paraiso, Costa Adeje, 38678 Adeje. S.C. Tenerife
- Start Date:
- Thursday, 09 April 2015
- End Date:
- Friday, 30 November 2018
- Goal Amount:
- Donated Amount:
- Evolution Creations
Dzamling Gar Gönpa Construction
The Gönpa of Dzamling Gar: The Dawning of a Place for the Teaching and Practice of Dzogchen to Flourish
The Beginnings of the New Dzamling Gar Gönpa
The ultimate building of Dzamling Gar, The Gönpa, is beginning to take shape now with the generous contributions of Rinpoche’s students from all over the world. At this moment, the active participation of each member of The International Dzogchen Community is needed to raise the funds necessary to complete the Gönpa as soon as possible. Dzamling Gar is the fruition of nearly forty years of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche's activity around the globe, and his vision of its Gönpa is inspiring us all to offer whatever we can to realize this dream and awaken to this reality. Our collaboration can make the Gönpa of Dzamling Gar come alive.
Unlike the individual houses in Dzamling Gar, which are connected with each of the world's regional Gars, the Gönpa is The Great Big Place where everyone truly unites in sharing our responsibility as a Global Community. As Rinpoche sings with us in the song of Dzamling Gar: “Let’s Unite Our Strength and Capacity. Dzogchen Communities, Unite all your Strength and Capacity”. Everybody can put this Teaching into practice by supporting the construction of the Gönpa at this time with the fullest expression of their generosity.
The Gönpa will not only be a fantastic structure for gathering together, but an important place for the practice and Teaching of Dzogchen to flourish for future generations. While it will appear as a large contemporary design in harmony with the aesthetics of the surrounding island (with the assistance of world renowned architect Benedetta Tagliabue), the Gönpa will also function as a sacred space - like the Stupas, Temples, and Statues arising from the world’s wisdom traditions - that benefits everyone everywhere as a cause for spiritual liberation. As generations fill the Gönpa to practice Ati Guru Yoga, it will fulfill Rinpoche's vision for the Transmission of The Dzogchen Teaching to continue without end.
LATEST ARCHITECTS VisUALISATIONS of the Future Gönpa
Where we are now!
At the same time we have generated a large outdoor space next to the old building, in its southern side. This has been done achieving also important spaces for children and for art and music workshops without diminishing the total buildable surface of the land. Thus, we were able to recover the volumes needed to keep the two houses that, according to the first project, should be demolished. All these achievements certainly mean an increase in the total built surface. Since the initial 7,500 m2 we moved up to 8,500 m2, with spaces for storage rooms and garages in the basement.
The cost currently estimated for the first part of the project is about two million euros. Landscaping, with very large volumes of earthworks, allow easy access to the main terrace, and includes additional terraces, gardens and walkways. We are calculating the surfaces and volumes of the entire main building, seeking to minimize costs.