Gonpa Renovation 2022

Gonpa Renovation 2022

Merigar East is located in the lovely countryside near the Black Sea in Romania and is a place where all the people interested in Tibetan Buddhism and Dzogchen can get to know these teachings and apply them collectively in a beautiful place.

In 2010 the Gönpa was built with its unique octogonal design and a monumental, wooden, diamond-shaped roof. Its colourful decoration, with traditional buddhist motives – mainly floreal  – and tibetan characters and mantras, was completed in 2012 with the the help of many volunteers from all over Europe. 

Tibetan Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu visited it several times and gave many important teachings here, ensuring a continuity in the Dzogchen transmission and making it accessible to everyone. 

In 2022 it will be 12 years that the Gönpa was built. Due to its particular geographical position of being located close to the Black Sea and therefore exposed to humidity and sometimes also strong winds, that particular condition has left its marks and have taken their toll even on our best buildings. The inner walls on the North East side show many cracks, the plaster is crumbling down and there are big humidity stains. The outside walls have a faded shade, bearing the signs of the 12 years that have passed.

A significant part of these donations will be dedicated to young artists who will learn by applying the secrets of Tibetan decorative arts. University students from Italy, passionate about sacred arts, will participate in a stage, to learn, paint, interact with our community and experience this type of work.

In this way we are supporting the circulation of knowledge and opening up to a wider cultural exchange. We also aim to support the youth in accessing free training.

In order to keep the Gönpa alive and to continue Tibetan art presence in Eastern Europe, Merigar East, Dynamic Space of Elements, and Yeselling in Austria have joined hands for the Gönpa Renovation Campaign!

You can donate by Paypal or by bank transfer. We have created a dedicated bank account for this campaign, for ensuring transparency: your donations will only be used for the purpose of this project.