The Vajra Vidya Center Building

The floorplan of the ground level showing
the Dining Hall, Kitchen, Library, and Bathrooms.

On the bottom floor will be the support facilities. Under the North Wing (Phase I) will be a kitchen, a dining room, a small overnight room for the caretaker or cook, bathrooms, and a small study area. This was designed so that when Phase I is completed (hopefully by July, 2004) the retreat center will be ready to function allowing eight retreatants to come and stay.

Under the shrine room will be the library which will house both ancient texts in Tibetan and Sanskrit and also western books on Dharma. Thrangu Rinpoche has donated a copy of the Kangyur to the library and there are 750 hundred audio and videotapes of Thrangu Rinpoche's teachings to go into the library. Hopefully, the library will also house audio tapes, video tapes, CDs, and books of many other great masters. The library will also have computers and be connected to the internet so that these teachings can be reproduced and shared with other dharma centers.

Finally, the lower level of the South wing has been left unplanned so that this space can be most effectively utilized after the center is running and various unforeseen needs come up.


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