Announcement of intention
Getting ready for arrival
Volunteers are arriving!!
Lama Karma Drodhul works on the painting crew
Max helps with painting outlines of the 8 auspicious emblems designs on the walkway
Lama Tashi Dondup painting
Box of banners waiting to be placed
Volunteers unfurl decorative banners preparing for His Holiness
Digging post holes for banners
Hanging lights from the roof – adding a touch of light to the top of the monastery.
The Dream Flag is flying behind the deer and wheel
The finished walkway 1
The finished walkway 2
Max and Robyn hang banners on the main gateway
Newly refurbished flower department is filled to bursting with blossoms to offer His Holiness
Setting Up Fund Raising
Putting Out the Nifty Thermal Cups
Lama Paldron sweeps the monastery back hallway
Tenzin Chonyi, KTD president (left) hangs banner over the gateway
Even the sky is decorating itself in honor of His Holiness
Photos and text by Lama Kathy Wesley, on the day before the Gyalwang Karmapa is scheduled to visit KTD.