Question. How do you get a very large, very heavy, very special bronze bell to this remote, sacred mountain?
Answer. If the mountain is Sri Pada, in Sri Lanka -- sacred for the footprint of Buddha -- and if you are Kyabje Tarthang Tulku's daughter, you call out the Air Force!
It took a special mission of some twenty officers, and the military helicopter you see in the photo, to airlift the bell, together with some three tons of contruction materials.
This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the officers, all of whom clamored to volunteer for the mission.
With extensive pre-planning, and through her own determined leadership, Rinpoche's daughter, Wangmo, was able to see the project through for her father, and all sentient beings.
Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International is but one of the several vehicles Kyabje Tarthang Tulku -- the living manifestation of Guru Rinpoche himself -- employs to perform inconceivable acts of generosity throughout the world. This is done without regard to sectarian bias or prejudice of any kind.
Like all of Rinpoche's projects, the scope is vast and the impact is immediate. You are strongly encouraged to click the link, above, and find out how you can participate in historic events like this one.