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The Stupa... Built!

Posted by viriyalila on Sun, 24 Aug, 2014 - 18:17

The Stupa... Built!

Posted by viriyalila on 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

Posted by viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:01

Stupa Update: Lion Throne Completed

Posted by viriyalila on 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!

Posted by viriyalila on Thu, 24 Jul, 2014 - 00:13

Mantras!

Posted by viriyalila on 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

Posted by Shrijnana on Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 23:33

July 17 Stupa Progress

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

Posted by Shrijnana on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 03:01

Day 3

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

Posted by Shrijnana on Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 03:06

Day 2

Posted by Shrijnana on Thu, 10 Jul, 2014 - 03:06The base is almost complete.
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So very excited to see the pictures! Thank you Shrijnana for posting these. For those of us who cannot be there physically this will be a very important way to stay connected.
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It is exciting to see is get bigger so quickly. I will try to post pictures every evening of the days’ progress.
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The stupa building has begun!

Posted by Shrijnana on Wed, 9 Jul, 2014 - 11:07

The stupa building has begun!

Posted by Shrijnana on 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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I can hardly keep myself from travelling over there to Aryaloka right now to see the actual building of the stupa. Thank you, Shrijnana, for sharing the photto. Tonight I wlll be at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center sangha night, but tomorrow i am going after work to see this dream in the process of becoming a reality. I have been printing out the many mantras that have been sent from all over the world, rolling them and tying them with ribbon which has felt like a shared devotional practice. Thank you all! Love, Viriyagita
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Mantra Writing & Preparations - with Viriyagita

Posted by viriyalila on Sat, 5 Jul, 2014 - 23:16

Mantra Writing & Preparations - with Viriyagita

Posted by viriyalila on 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

Posted by Amala on Thu, 26 Jun, 2014 - 20:13

Goshen stone arrives for the stupa project

Posted by Amala on 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

Posted by viriyalila on Thu, 26 Jun, 2014 - 15:39

Writing Mantras in Wales

Posted by viriyalila on 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…”

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There are folks writing mantras for the Dhardo Rinpoche stupa all over the world! Wales, Australia, England, the USA, Mexico, and more. It is moving and inspiring to know that this practice focus will be brought into the core of the stupa. Personally, I have found the experience of writing a whole page of a mantra to be not only calming, but it sets up a vibration just the way chanting aloud does. Try it! Thank you to everyone who is contributing.