Several weeks ago monks from the Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery were in town to teach, visit etc. They spent several days at The Open Shutter Gallery creating this Green Tara Mandala. At the closing ceremony the mandala was destroyed and offered to the Animas river to cleanse the environment. Ironically the spill happened weeks later. But no fish kill no bug kill... long term effect who knows yet but perhaps it would have been a lot worse without the blessing.
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I'm trying to eliminate most if not all of the smoke from my wood kiln. Chuck Hindes suggested a wall built approx. 18" from the flue exit.(picture taken before I cleaned up the mortar). This creates what is called a "wasting " chamber. The new reduction kiln will be started as soon as I replace the kiln shed roof. 25 years of salt firing pretty much did it in! I also need to enclose the shed now..... the road goes on forever.....