These beautiful stupas are specially consecrated by Lama Konchok Sonam, our Spiritual Director, to contain the blessings of the Buddhas of the three times. Inside each one are precious substances personally gathered, including relics of great Buddhist masters, soil and stones from holy sites, sands from many great sand mandalas and other items too numerous to mention. They are placed inside in accordance with the scriptures of sutra and the practice of tantra to aid all sentient beings through the power of the most excellent and precious Bodhicitta, the unobstructed mind of love that benefits all sentient beings.
Shakyamuni Golden Stupa
Benefits of Stupas
Having a stupa in your space (home or office etc.) invites harmony and peace. It helps to balance the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space, out of which the outer world is composed. Human beings and sentient beings also contain the five elements and balancing them is essential to health and wellness. Stupas help us to recognize the mind's true essence and thus to reach complete enlightenment.
Place your stupa on a table or clean surface with a nice cloth underneath and circumambulate the stupa clock-wise with the intention to benefit he world. Do this as many times as you wish per session generating love and compassion. You can also recite mantras such as Chenrizig’s Om Mani Padme Hung Hri and keep the mind focused on benefitting all beings with the power of love.