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Photos of the Stupa Building Process

Tue, 17 Jun, 2014 - 18:40

Photos of the Stupa Building Process

Tue, 17 Jun, 2014 - 18:40
Construction of the stupa is progressing.  In the last two weeks, Aryaloka friend Ralph Phipps dug the foundation hole, and mitra Rick Lee donated the materials and labor for pouring the cement. It took 14 cubic yards of cement. Now, on to the stonework!
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Mantras for the Stupa

Tue, 17 Jun, 2014 - 18:32

Mantras for the Stupa

Tue, 17 Jun, 2014 - 18:32
We need thousands of mantras to place in the drum of the bodhicitta stupa now under construction at Aryaloka. We invite you to write your favorite mantras – once or hundreds of times – and send them to content [at] thebuddhistcentre.com (subject: Mantras%21) ...
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Write Mantras for the new Dhardo Rinpoche Stupa

Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 15:27

Write Mantras for the new Dhardo Rinpoche Stupa

Mon, 16 Jun, 2014 - 15:27Calling all members of the worldwide Triratna community! Here is an opportunity to have your personal expression of reverence for Dhardo Rinpoche included in a stupa that will “radiate love for thousands of years” (the words of the stonemason who will build the stupa). We need thousands of mantras to place in the drum of the bodhicitta stupa now under construction at Aryaloka. We invite you to write your favorite mantras – once or hundreds of times – and send...
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A New Landmark for Buddhism in the West

Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 14:47

A New Landmark for Buddhism in the West

Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 14:47In just a few months, a new stupa dedicated to Dhardo Rinpoche will be built outside Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, New Hampshire,USA.

This will be the sixth such stupa located in a Triratna Buddhist Center. All of the existing stupas – at Tiratanaloka and Padmaloka in the UK, Guhyaloka in Spain, Vimaladatu in Germany and Sudarshanaloka in New Zealand – contain either ashes or relics of the late Dhardo Rinpoche, and this...
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Radiating Love, For Thousands of Years

Wed, 11 Jun, 2014 - 16:42

Radiating Love, For Thousands of Years

Wed, 11 Jun, 2014 - 16:42The stupa for the late Dhardo Rinpoche is really on its way. I can’t begin to express what this means to me to see it coming into being. Not that I have ever lost confidence, but it is still heartwarming to see in the ground preparation for the foundation. the completion in sight. As Sonam, the stonemason, said: “It will radiate love for thousands of years”.
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What will go in the stupa?

Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 22:34

What will go in the stupa?

Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 22:34The most important items to be placed in the stupa will be three small containers (tsa-tsas) holding ashes of the late Dhardo Rinpoche, who died in 1990. It will also contain two relics – a bone of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism, and the hair of a dakini. These two items were some of the late Dhardo’s most treasured personal belongings and were a gift of the current tulku (reincarnation) of Dhardo...
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Spring in the Gardens at Aryaloka

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 04:29

Spring in the Gardens at Aryaloka

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 04:29
On a walk today at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, imagining the stupa coming into being amongst the flowers, trees and gardens.
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Tara Puja & Blessings with Dhardo Tulku Rimpoche

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:29
Posted by Viriyalila on Tue, 22/04/2014 - 15:29Dhardo Tulka Rinpoche visited Aryaloka Buddhist Center to bless the grounds where a stupa is being built in honor of the late Dhardo Rinpoche, one of Sangharakshita’s eight main teachers.


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Stupa Celebration & Dinner

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:28

Stupa Celebration & Dinner

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:28Repost from 15/4/2014

Join the regional sangha for a scrumptious fundraising dinner at Aryaloka Buddhist Center on April 18th at 6:00 p.m. The menu includes a hearty soup to warm the winter chill, lovingly-created bread, salad, and cake for dessert to add a touch of sweetness. All this in addition to joyful sangha friends to break bread with!

There will be a presentation about the Stupa Project as part of the evening, and the dinner will be followed...
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Triratna Day - Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:20
Posted by Free Buddhist Audio on Wed, 09/04/2014 - 19:00
A lovely talk given by Nagabodhi on Triratna Day at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, with an introduction by Dayalocana. Here, Nagabodhi recounts his favorite memories of his time with Dhardo Rinpoche in Kalimpong, expresses his feelings about the strengthening power of stupa building for centers, and ties it all together with a reminder of the central role of sangha in the Triratna Community. Talk given on Triratna Day 2014 at Aryaloka...