This 30-foot diameter circular structure with a transparent dome at its peak is blessed and imbued with prayerful offerings and sacred geometry. As a temple space and event venue, it can comfortably fit 40-60 people at a time, depending on dancing or seating arrangements.
It has successfully been used as a martial arts dojo, yoga studio, Sufi tekke, peace temple, dance hall and even conference center.
In Mongolian a yurt is a “Ger” which means “home”. Mongolian yurts today mix in their structures, their shamanic roots and their Buddhist traditions. The most complex part of the yurt is the roof that has in the center the most important element of the yurt, the crown called “Shangyrak”. That ring of wood supports the light beams that reach the walls called “Uni”, the crown creates the skylight called Toono and that allows the entry of sun and air. This skylight is in the shape of a “Dharmachakra” or wheel of dharma (called “khorlo” in Mongolian), which is the oldest symbol of Buddhism so this skylight is called “Kohorlo Toono”.
The round shape invokes the sky and its two poles (bagana) the cosmic axis and the relationship between earth and sky