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About the Artist

Jampal (Jhaula Lama) Hyolmo, 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 has settled in Cary, where he lives with his wife and three sons. He continues to create holy objects, both for Buddhist centers around the world and on commission for individuals.