Repost of one single vid small size. 13mb The new Meditation Hall for Lay Yogis in The Middle Monastery…

Repost of one single vid small size. 13mb
The new Meditation Hall for Lay Yogis in The Middle Monastery of Pa-Auk Forest Monastery.
Work days are rare and voluntary at Pa-Auk, so lots of preparation is done to make it worth everyone's time. About 500-600 people showed up by my estimates.
4 mixing stations constantly going to feed the fire line, Gloves to protect the hands, a crew to wash the gloves, a crew for drinks, a crew to deliver drinks, a crew to carry sand and rocks and cement to the mixing stations, a crew to give the rocks and sand, etc to the mixing stations, a slide and crew to return the empty buckets, and of course a huge fire line of monks, nuns and laypeople to bring the cement to the second floor.
I worked the sand pile for a little bit and then I started taking photos of the event when there were more workers than work. In the fire line, one monk motioned me to come and help, so I quickly got some gloves and joined in. Then he motioned me to come where he was standing. An oversight in preparation left the temporary staircase under a roof which was being poured at that time. He was getting a concrete shower from the excess water that was dropping through, but still had a smile on his face. No, I was not that ambitious, but I was close enough to him to get a few drops on my head. Later, I caught a picture of him before he rinsed off.
Concrete an "burn" the skin if not rinsed quickly.
photos and videos are enclosed.


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Bhikkhu Subhuti is an American Buddhist Monk with roots in both Sri Lanka and Myanmar Forest Traditions. He currently resides in Myanmar but his heart sometimes floats back to Kauai, HI where he spent six months in 2015.