In 2011, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Chokling Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche, and Tulku Urgyen Yangsi Rinpoche consecrated the site and construction began.
Year by year, floor by floor, construction of this magnificent 5-storey temple progressed.
By 2015, much of the structural work had been finished, and the stairwells and major walls had been completed for all five storeys.
In 2016, attention then turned to completing the design and beginning the execution of important internal features, such as the extensive ornamental plastering, and refining the architectural rendering of platforms for the 1000 Buddha statues.
By early 2019, all of the beautiful, intricate plaster work was completed.
At the front of the central hall, three 28-foot statues representing the Buddhas of the past, present, and future make up the centerpiece of the main shrine. In 2018, the creation of these awe-inspiring statues began on-site. In 2019, they were completed and moved into the main shrine hall on the ground floor.
Behind the main figures, one thousand 18-inch golden statues of Buddha Shakyamuni will be mounted. The design of this intricate platform is being perfected. These statues represent the Buddhas of our time and have been cast from a mold based on the classic form found at the ancient Nalanda University. The gilding of all 1000 of these statues is now completed, sponsored by many generous individuals.
In mid-2020, an elevator was installed. Now, at the end of 2020, the structure itself has been completed. The windows are 25% complete, plumbing is 50% completed, and the floor tiling is 50% complete.
Progress on the construction of Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling Monastery depends solely on kind benefactors and the financial resources made available by them. Large or small, each act of kindness and generosity helps the project to move a step further to completion and is a great gift to the world.