Building Kurukulla a Home 2017-12-22T13:57:35+00:00

We’ve raised an amazing £79,580…


but still need £40,420 to complete Kurukulla’s home!

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We have exciting news!

Renovations of our coach house into a home for the very large Kurukulla statue have begun!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche  kindly advised us to create this statue to enable Land of Joy to flourish and succeed as much as possible. The building complex will create space for a new gompa to house Kurukulla, additional single & twin roomed accommodation and a meeting room/extra practice space.

Amazing support during a previous campaign we ran for the project, along with ongoing generosity from those who have visited or supported us from afar has already raised an incredible £78,000!

Some of this has already been used for Peter Griffin to start creating the Kurukulla statue and we are now on the verge of starting the renovations of the coach house, but will not be able to finish it.

A further £42,000 is needed to allow us to complete the renovation, which will provide a home for Kurukulla and much needed extra rooms for those staying at the centre, along with a second practice space.

Why is it so Important?

It will….

  1. Increase our overall capacity, allowing more people to benefit from being here

  2. Provide single and twin rooms not currently available as an option while staying at the centre

  3. Offer much needed facilities for retreatants with mobility limitations

  4. Allow us to offer a programme of one day & weekend retreats, regular meditation sessions and other activities to the local community alongside our main programme

  5. Increase our ability to generate additional income through renting out the facilities for compatible events such as yoga or mindfulness retreats, something which is important for our long-term financial stability

The additional gompa (Kurukulla’s room) will…

  1. Provide a place for the Kurukulla to be housed. How wonderful to be able to fulfil the clear wishes of Lama Zopa Rinpoche!

  2. Offer an additional private space for meditation, puja and retreat for appropriate initiates

  3. Provide a place where further offerings can be made

What will be Inside?

The Ground Floor will have….

  • Two much needed single / twin rooms, one of which will initially be used as an additional practice space/meeting room to begin with.

  • Tibetan-style Kurukulla gompa

The First Floor will have

  • Two long awaited twin/single bedrooms with ensuite facilities!

How can you Help?

The completion of the Kurukulla building will help Land of Joy continue to grow and flourish and remove obstacles to enable us to benefit others as much as possible. We’re therefore encouraging donations of any size to help achieve our goal. Please use the ‘Donate Now’ button above to see how you can donate to this incredibly beneficial and powerful cause.

If money is difficult but you would still like to help, perhaps you might like to recite some mantras to remove obstacles and create lots of merit for the project to go ahead and be completed successfully. Please click here to find out more!

As a thank you…

As a thank you for donating to this project, you will be offered a tsa tsa of Kurukulla, made by the team at Land of Joy. These are very rare and will come from hand-sculpted moulds produced by Peter himself. He is known for his exquisite attention to detail, evident by the image below.

The benefits of holy objects are not only for those who interact with them but also for those who sponsor and create them. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said:

 “The final benefit is enlightenment. As many atoms a statue or stupa has, that many causes for enlightenment are created by the person who sponsors or makes that holy object.”

We invite you to join us in this virtuous project, creating the causes for enlightenment for all sentient beings.

Request your Kurukulla Tsa Tsa

If you have made a donation using the ‘donate’ button at the top of the page and would like to request your Kurukulla tsa tsa as a thank you from us to you, please fill in the form below so we know you would like one, have you email address to contact you if there is a problem and your address so we know where to send it to. The information you provide will not be used for any other purpose.