This lion throne contains a large sealed urn with contents representing aspects of samsara, some of them rather intriguing! Here are a few of them.
An old police service revolver and ammunition
Silver and amber items
Dirt from the homes of wealthy people
Horse and alpaca fur
A symbolic hatchet made of glass
Rice and other grains and beans
The main drum of the stupa will shortly be ready to receive the mantras so many of you wrote and sent from all over the Triratna world. Along with the mantras will be copies of sutras from the three yanas, a puja book, and one or two writings by Bhante Sangharakshita, all to be sealed inside the upper section of the stupa. More news as we get it!