When we purchased our present building in June 1992, it was very rundown and in disrepair. So we began our Dharma work by fixing the kitchen and building public bathrooms. After cleaning out all the junk and debris from the building—there was so much of it!—it became clear that the work would be nothing short of a major renovation. New plumbing, heating and electrical wiring were required. We had a limited budget to pay for all of this, therefore much of the work load fell on volunteers from the Toronto temple.
Photo: Sunim, Sujata, and Tohaeng David Steel: a few days after the action begins.