In the summer of 2001, Thrangu
Rinpoche visited with Hanne Strong to discuss the possibility
of receiving land from the Manitou Foundation. Here Thrangu
Rinpoche is talking with Maria and her son, one of the persons
who helped build the Tashi Gomang stupa.
land before any building has begun.
The prayer flags mark where Rinpoche indicated the center
During the first visit to the
land, Thrangu Rinpoche was unable to go up further than the
road so he requested a map and pointed to a spot that his monks
and several other people preceded to walk to. With video camera
in hand, Chonyi Rangdrol Rinpoche's monk took pictures and when
they returned they were explaining to Rinpoche what they had
seen. That night we viewed the pictures. The monks had found
the spot that Rinpoche had identified on the map. This was the
building site for the retreat center.