Building the gompa, 1977

The gompa (meditation hall) at Dorje Ling Retreat Centre was built using bullock teams led by legendary bullockies Henry Steers and Harold Riley. A log barn was built first as a practice run, then the gompa was built. Illusion Farm’s commune members helped the bullockies in the build. The shingles for the roof were all cut by hand by Arwen and Turiya. Thanks to Arwen for the photos.