Dear Sangha,The following is a brief update on the Garuda Project at the Dharma Centre in Kinmount, ON. We have almost reached our financial goal of our revised amount needed ($5500.00) for repairs on the Pavilion and for the installation of the Garuda’s. We have approximately $1000.00 left to raise.All donations to date we are truly grateful for, including a healthy donation from the Dharma Centre!
David Baillie is raring to get started on the work required to bring this project to completion. It is currently a waiting game until the ground has thawed and dried up to allow a secure scaffolding system to be built. The steel sheets were delivered last autumn to provide much needed support to the front of the building. This project has required to date many highly skilled minds to determine the safest way to proceed in order to secure the building and the Garuda’s to last a very long time.
As mentioned previously these people include Roy Brown, Architect, the consultation of an Engineer, along with Sculptors Ted Bieler an Brian Bamford, not to mention our highly innovative Installer/Sustainability expert David Baillie.
A formidable amount of research has been underway in 2018 to resolve various issues such as wood rot, correction of destabilizing beams with steel panels and the design of appropriate hardware to hang the Garuda’s at the appropriate angle, etc. And then of course there were issues with the weather and, scheduling, that interfered with the work going ahead in October, as was originally announced.We will notify everyone (with pictures) as soon as this long awaited Garuda Project has reached a conclusion!
Heather Rigby M.F.A.
For donations to support the Garuda Project please send funds by cheque or through e-transfer to the Geruda Project Fund. Cheques should be made payable to the Dharma Centre of Canada, 1267 Galway Road, Kinmount, Ontario, K0M 2A0, Canada and electronic funds can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also accept donations via paypal and credit card. For this please visit our website at:www.dharmacentre.org/donate and follow the link on the page. Tax receipts for donations will be issued by the Dharma Centre of Canada.