Yeshe Nyingpo Temple's Backyard Garden

The temple's backyard garden is the first project that Dungsey Namgay Rinpoche embarked on after completing all of the projects requested from his late father, H.H Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche, and sister, Khandro Semo Lhanzey la. The renovation started early morning at 8:00 AM on August 15th, 2020, when Lopon Lulu and his group of Bhutanese friends came to remove the everything from the back garden so the Karmarong could come and begin their work. 

A clean up that Rinpoche thought would take a whole day, took the Bhutanese group barely an hour to complete:

Before the clean-up

After the clean-up

Three days later, Lama Pema and his group of Karmarong sangha members came to disassemble the storage in the back garden and remove the stones on the floor: 

A day after, the Bhutanese came to remove the rocks and bring them to the dumpster:  

On August 24th, the Karmarong returned to set up the gate for the side of the backyard garden:

Over the next two days, the Bhutanese and the Karmarong arrived early in the morning to prepare the materials and laid bricks to create the flower bed:

On August 28, the Bhutanese arrived early at 8:00 AM to clear the area again and the Karmarong returned to patch up the side of the backyard as well as the stairs leading to the garden: 

On August 31, the Karmarong came to prepare the groundings and following that day the Bhutanese returned early at 6AM to deliver the cement and materials to lay tile of bricks on the ground: 

On September 11th, after a short break, the Karmarong returned to lay bricks on the ground. On that day the Hyolmo group also offered to cook food for the workers. 

The Karmarong returned the next day to finish laying the bricks:

On September 15th, the Karmarong arrived to do some finishing touch up for the backyard garden and completed their work: 

The backyard garden completely renovated:

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