Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

Photos of the Stupa Building Process

By viriyalila on Tue, 17 Jun, 2014 - 18:40

Photos of the Stupa Building Process

By viriyalila on 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!
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

A New Landmark for Buddhism in the West

By viriyalila on Sun, 15 Jun, 2014 - 14:47

A New Landmark for Buddhism in the West

By viriyalila on 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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The Stupa Project

Radiating Love, For Thousands of Years

By VIRIYAGITA on Wed, 11 Jun, 2014 - 16:42

Radiating Love, For Thousands of Years

By VIRIYAGITA on 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”.
Dhardo Rinpoche
The Stupa Project

What will go in the stupa?

By shraddhavani on Wed, 4 Jun, 2014 - 22:34

What will go in the stupa?

By shraddhavani on 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...
Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Triratna Newsbyte 1 is here!

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 12:44

Triratna Newsbyte 1 is here!

By Munisha on Mon, 2 Jun, 2014 - 12:44Clear Vision recently released Triratna Newsbyte 1, the first of their new twice-yearly video news bulletins from around the Triratna world, commissioned by Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly. And the Young Buddhists are in it!

In this 47-minute video:
  • The opening weekend of Adhisthana, UK
  • Vimalasara’s book launch at the Manchester Buddhist Centre, UK
  • Danabhadri at Dhanakosa, Scotland: Cooking as practice
  • Nagaloka Buddhist Centre, Portland, Maine, USA
  • Amoghalila and the Street Angels, Lancashire, UK
  • Young Buddhists’ gathering 2013, Adhisthana,
  • ...
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The Stupa Project

Spring in the Gardens at Aryaloka

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 04:29

Spring in the Gardens at Aryaloka

By viriyalila on 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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The Stupa Project

How will a Stupa Impact Aryaloka?

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:44

How will a Stupa Impact Aryaloka?

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 03:44

Repost from 16/05/2014

In many of her talks about the Aryaloka stupa project, Viriyagita, has shared a video about the building and dedication of the stupa at the New Zealand retreat center, Sudarshanaloka, I think this must be the most dramatically situated of the four existing Dhardo Rinpoche stupas at Triratna centers around the world, and I found the video to be quite inspiring. However, it left me curious about how the building of a stupa...

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The Stupa Project

Tara Puja & Blessings with Dhardo Tulku Rimpoche

By viriyalila on 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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The Stupa Project

Triratna Day - Dhardo Rinpoche, Stupa Building and Sangha

By viriyalila on 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...
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The Stupa Project

Help Actualize This Dream - Contribute to the Stupa Project

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 02:40

Help Actualize This Dream - Contribute to the Stupa Project

By viriyalila on Sat, 24 May, 2014 - 02:40Repost from 01/03/2014

Our Stupa fundraising is going well- We have about $11,000 collected and need a total of $34,000 to actualize this dream to build a stupa dedicated to Dhardo Rimpoche. We still have a ways to go, but are feeling both inspired and optimistic. We are planning to start the foundation in April - just a month away! - with the building commencing as soon as the snows have melted. We invite you to donate to this...

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