Creating the Temple
The setting for the temple and stupa was once an undulating grassy field where cattle roamed. In June 2006 work began to sculpt the land. Two years earlier two adjacent homes were built in the Asian style.
In addition to the central stupa the goal was to create a number of circular paths around it, one of them along a wooden wall with 84 prayer wheels. In Tibetan this is called ‘kora,’ translated as ‘walking the path of sacred virtue.’ This is what Tibetans love to do, circumambulating around holy objects like stone mani walls in the mountains and around stupas while spinning prayer wheels. At the Moloaa temple, if you look for it, there are a number of circular routes, the outer one being the concrete roadway. Adding to the geomancy, the stupa’s four sides are oriented in the cardinal directions, while the entire temple is situated in the navel point of the Moloaa Valley. In every direction you look, the land rises to ridges.