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8th June 2017
We are happy to inform all friends through out the world, that construction of the 9000 Buddhas Mahabodhi Relic Stupa of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Risel had commenced on the 4th of May 2017.
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On 7 September 2011, the day when Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundup Rigsel passed away and entered into meditation, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche made an observation and advised for a stupa in the image similar to the Mahabodhi Enlightenment Stupa found in Bodhgaya, India as well as in Patan, Nepal to be built. This stupa shall accommodate Khensur Rinpoche’s relics and Nine Thousand Buddhas, all of which are significant to the swift and unmistaken reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche. Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends that Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal will host this stupa because it is an ideal place for Khensur Rinpoche’s students who come from throughout the world and more importantly, it is also the place where Khensur Rinpoche held close to his heart.

This Nine Thousand Buddhas Mahabodhi Relic Stupa (Sang Gya Tong Ku Chorten) of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundup Rigsel is unique and shall be one of the most remarkable relic stupas in the world to house the relics of body, speech and mind of Khensur Rinpoche. The stupa shall be placed in Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery’s central courtyard and orientated along the main axis of its new Prayer Hall/Gompa with the Tara Debating House, Dormitory and Kitchen blocks surrounding the Sang Gya Tong Ku Chorten. This stupa which rises up to six storey high with its square plinth measuring 8 by 8 metres, rests on an elevated, broad stone platform and placed within a proposed parkland dotted with luscious softscapes.

A soaring 14-metre high pyramidal spire anchors the entire structure with four smaller spires located at each of the four directions. All these will be embellished with Shakyamuni Buddhas and their tops capped with stupas of the Kadampa tradition. In between these minor towers, are placed the Eight Great Stupas with two numbers in each direction. This configuration of vertical elements are firmly supported on a two storey high pedestal adorned with a series of bas-reliefs depicting the life story of Shakyamuni Buddha, his great deeds and the Thirty Five Buddhas, all of which pilgrims will appreciate as they circumambulate in a clock-wise direction.

The four sides of this plinth face the cardinal directions and have openings with elaborate arched niches, the largest one leading into the magnificent Prayer Hall/Gompa. Inside this space and on a beautiful altar are seated Amitabha Buddha together with the Twenty One Taras and a life size statue of Khensur Rinpoche. A wonderful collection of Maitreya Buddha and Heruka tsa-tsa will also enhance the interiors around the entire Gompa.

Donations are needed to actualize this project


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