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The Stupa... Built!

Sun, 24 Aug, 2014 - 18:17

The Stupa... Built!

Sun, 24 Aug, 2014 - 18:17
We are so pleased to share these photos of the stupa. The builders have gone home but Sonam will be back soon with the crest which is on it’s way from the creators.
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Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01

Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01The Dhardo Rinpoche stupa at Aryaloka is rapidly taking shape. The base, or “lion throne” portion of the stupa was completed on Monday. Into it we placed a large sealed urn or vase, with contents representing things of samsara:

An old police service revolver and ammunition

A knife

Some coral

Gold chains

Silver and amber items

Dirt from the homes of wealthy people

Fur from horses and alpaca

A...
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Mantras!

Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:13

Mantras!

Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:13
We’ve been delighted to receive so many mantras from around the world! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their inspirations in this act of devotion. In the next building phase of the stupa we will placing these mantras and Dharma books inside the stupa.
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July 17 Stupa Progress

Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 23:33

July 17 Stupa Progress

Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 23:33
And the stupa emerges…
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Day 3

Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01

Day 3

Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01The stupa is taking shape! The outline of the base is completed.
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Day 2

Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 03:06

Day 2

Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 03:06The base is almost complete.
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The stupa building has begun!

Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 11:07

The stupa building has begun!

Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 11:07Sonam and his crew arrived yesterday and started working immediately. By the end of the day a portion of the base had been completed.
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Mantra Writing & Preparations - with Viriyagita

Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 23:16

Mantra Writing & Preparations - with Viriyagita

Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 23:16This Sunday morning, July 6th, following our morning meditation that begins at 10, Viriyagita will be spending time in the center shrine room writing and preparing mantras for the stupa. She will be ritually engaging in this activity between 11 am - 1 pm and welcomes others to join her. Some writing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own paper, pens, ribbons. This will be an opportunity for giving our collective energy and intent to the...
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Goshen stone arrives for the stupa project

Thu, 26 Jun, 2014 - 20:13

Goshen stone arrives for the stupa project

Thu, 26 Jun, 2014 - 20:13On Wednesday the 25th of June a large truck arrived at Aryaloka bringing 22 tons of ‘Goshen’ stone, which will be the facing stone of the stupa soon to be built. Our stonemason, Sonam Lama, uses this particular stone for many of his projects. “Goshen stone is an unusual variably colored variety of mica schist found mostly in New England region of the United States”, according to...
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Writing Mantras in Wales

Thu, 26 Jun, 2014 - 15:39

Writing Mantras in Wales

Thu, 26 Jun, 2014 - 15:39Sent this morning from our friend Neil, currently traveling in Wales:

“Today, writing mantras at the Cathedral of Saint David.

Will take proper photos of the results and send to you in the next 12 hours or so.

Gone beyond…”