It has always been H.E. Garchen Rinpoche's wish to have a permanent premise in Singapore for dharma friends to practice together for many years to come.
Therefore, DTDL started the building fund projectin 2011 and in 2017 we bought a property to be used as a new centre. It was made possible through the help of many dharma friends who have been contributing generously towards our Guru's aspiration.
DTDL has been working closely with URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority) and other relevant authorities on a 2-storey building layout. We were initially given approval in 2019 by URA.
However due to further restrictions of the authority gazetting the area of the property as a Conservation zone, we had to reconfigure and redesign the building layout for approval according to the conservation guideline. Even thought is took us longer time than expected, we have now received an approval for a 3-storey with attic conservaton building, instead.
Since all construction works were stopped during the circuit breaker in Covid-19 period, and with many uncertainties in the construction industry, we were not able to get builder to provide quotation. In Phase 2, we are now able to get 3 quotations, but with significant increase in the construction cost. The reasons being there is a lack of construction workers, increase in material cost, uncertainty in the construction industry with many workers still being quarantine. With this situation, we have selected the lowest of the 3 quotations and will start construction once we finalized the details.
In this new centre, we will have H.E. Garchen Rinpoche's Room, Dorzin Dhondrup Rinpoche's Room, Prayer Hall, Lamas' Room, Retreat Room and a Office.
We welcome all dharma friends to continue to support in this building fund project in envision of a permanent centre that is materializing soon.
Sponsorship: S$180 per share of building cost.
We also greatly appreciate any amount of sponsorship.
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