4 wheel chests, 10 buckets and 20 helpers!
In the middle of June we worked hard – a total of 20 tons of rubble from the old concrete floor were disposed of and removed from the new (future) Kadampa Meditation Centre in Vienna. Active support came especially from Munich.
The reconstruction work of the new Kadampa Meditation Centre in the 4th district of Vienna is slowly taking on visible forms. In a few months the new centre in Schleifmühlgasse 15, 1040 Vienna will be opened soon, but there is still a lot to do. Therefore last Saturday the Viennese Sangha made some effort to prepare this precious centre. The extensive renovation work has begun and we are now all working together to transform this place into a wonderful centre.
Help from Germany
Support for this came especially from Bavaria: 7 members of the Kadampa Meditation Center Munich took on the more than 5-hour drive to Vienna. Thus, a total of 20 people were braved by the summer heat and building dust and filled two complete troughs with rubble. „It is wonderful to see how, with the help of so many people involved, we were able to make great progress on the construction site in a single day,“ enthused monk Gen Kelsang Palden. (I think most of you know me)
Sightseeing & Sachertorte as a reward
As a reward for their efforts, the next day they explored summery Vienna. From the Hofburg we went to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and then to the Vienna Opera before we completed a ride with the Ringtram at the end of the tour. In between, of course, Viennese coffee and Sachertorte were not to be missed. „In spite of the work it was a lot of fun to participate in the construction of the centre and to contribute a small part to the fact that Vienna will soon have an even more beautiful place of relaxation and inner peace“, Kadam Holger (Resident Teacher of the KMC Munich) beamed immediately before the trip home to Munich.
Photos from June, 15.th 2019