Nalanda Monastery has a Dharma wheel and deer

new dharma wheel

Voila! After many years of work in progress, Nalanda finally has its Dharma wheel above the main entrance of the community building and in front of the big gompa (temple).

No need to say that without the ongoing inspiration of our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche nothing would have happened at all. The Dharma wheel with deers on either side was initiated by our former director Jean-Francois Bergevin, then created by Nepali artist Gopal Sapkota, and further managed by Nalanda's directors Vens. Tendar and Gyaltsen.

Many thanks go to all the sponsors, especially in loving memory to Mme Edith Trichard, as well as to Ven. Thubten and Harri Perkio who finished the installation of the deer at Nalanda.

We asked our abbot Geshe Jamphel to tell about the meaning of the Dharma wheel and the deer and what we should remember when we see it. Below you can find his explanation and advice. After his exposition Geshe-la answered questions asked by Vens. Drolma and Irene, which gives interesting additional information.

Many thanks to all of you. May everyone reach enlightenment as quickly as possible.

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