Padma Samye Ling Stupa Ground Blessing Ceremony
by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Celebrating Chokhor Duchen, the anniversary of when Buddha Shakyamuni first taught the Dharma! August 4, 2019
A 20 foot Enlightenment Stupa will be placed in the center, surrounded by the following 12 foot stupas in the four directions: a Heaped Lotuses Stupa, a Many Doors Stupa; a Complete Victory Stupa; and a Mahaparinirvana Stupa.
These five stupas honor and commemorate Buddha Shakyamuni’s birth, enlightenment, teaching the Dharma, extending his life, and mahaparinirvana.
They are made entirely of solid volcanic rock, and are being hand-carved in Indonesia by an expert craftsman.
The Noble Stainless Beams of Light Sutra states:
“Noble sons and daughters! Whoever circumambulates or make offerings to a stupa will be blessed by Tathagatas, move to the supreme enlightened state through a non-returning path, and purify all of their karmic obscurations. Even if the shadow of a stupa touches birds, animals, deer, or whomever, they will not be reborn in the lower realms.”
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