About the Artist
Jampal (Jhaula Lama), our design artist, began studying the arts and skills involved in building stupas when he was 14 years old. He trained for six years in monasteries in Nepal, learning both how to build a stupa from the ground up, and how to carve the concrete decorations that will adorn the outside of the stupa.
He has built and decorated stupas and decorated gompas and other monastery spaces with carvings, mandalas, deity images (thangkas) and other traditional decorations, at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, Rigon Thupten Mindolling Monastery in Chandragiri, India and other monasteries in India. He most recently supervised the construction and decoration of the stupa at our sister FPMT center, Kurukulla Center in Boston.
Jampel is supporting a wife and three sons in Nepal while working to create our stupa.