Stage 1 is the building of the Gompa to what we call “lock up stage”. This means that it will be complete but without the lining on the inside and the power connected to it. Storm water drainage from the Gompa to a pit some distance away – this will provide water for new trees below the Gompa.
The design is consistent with most Diamond Way gompas around the world. The plan complies with IL2 building code standards for the local area and with legal conditions which meet government standards for this type of building purpose. This allows for the building to withstand the weather conditions in the area which is at a higher altitude than that required for a lower standard. This includes high winds which are known in this area. At the same time, the plan is for an attractive building. These codes also comply with regulations for it to meet standards for public use.
For stage 1 the building will have a concrete floor with no heating and no wall linings nor insulation apart from a builders thermal break. Included in this is sliding front doors to accommodate bigger courses and the use of a tent to hold more participants, a porch for shoes, coats etc. and this will have double french doors into the Gompa. Lots of windows open for air and light and a side door for the Lama to have a tent off to the side for entering and exiting, toilet, tea facilities or for whatever his needs are.