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Construction

Immediately after Rinpoche’s Parinirvana, his students decided to honor their precious teacher by fulfilling his aspiration. Photographs and paintings depicting previous Pureland structures were gathered and studied. It was decided that ours in Brazil would be based on a very beautiful one in Kongpo, Tibet. The architect for the Pureland is a Brazilian, Beatrice Meyer, and the construction was done by Kunst Brothers of Igrejinha (Construarte), the neighboring city to Três Coroas. The complicated curved roofs were made by a local metal worker who fearlessly improvised techniques to bend and piece the metal.

A Bhutanese woodcarver created and installed the ornamental woodwork under the eaves, and a Bhutanese master sculptor created the supernatural animal heads on the corners of the roof. The spire on the top of the Palace was made in Nepal. The detailed painting of the woodwork was done by Asian and Brazilian artists.

In the following photos, different phases of the construction.

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