Triratna News

Aryaloka's stupa: taking a stand on samsara

Posted by Munisha on Wed, 30 July, 2014 - 10:31
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Further to our previous news post, The Dhardo Rinpoche stupa at Aryaloka Retreat Center in New Hampshire, USA is rapidly taking shape, with the completion of the base, or “lion throne” portion.

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
  • A knife
  • Some coral
  • Gold chains
  • Silver and amber items
  • Dirt from the homes of wealthy people
  • Horse and alpaca fur
  • A hammer
  • Garden tools
  • 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!

Aryaloka still welcomes donations for the stupa project.
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