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Title: The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

Author(s): Robert Lewis

Publication: Web Session

Volume: ws_S22_Lewis.pdf


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Date: 3/28/2022

In 1988 a request was made for a concrete that would last 1,000 years, to be placed, by volunteer labour, some 8,7000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains. This was at least an hours run from the nearest ready-mixed concrete plant and the concrete would have to be manhandled up the hill from the end of the road. This was to be a religious edifice, a place of worship, venerating a key person of the Buddhist community. It would be a solid construction of large concrete elements and feature delicate facia decoration to make it beautiful to behold. Being pre-Life 365 and high powered PCE’s, designing such a concrete had no precedents, and many deemed it impossible. However, a few concrete technologists called up some formulas and equations and began work. This is the story of The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya.