The Meditation Garden is a project to develop the natural area behind the Institute. This space offers a calm outside space that lends itself to meditation practice.
In addition to the great stupa of Shamar Rinpoche that has now been completed, the garden welcomes various new spaces: eight stupas, a large prayer wheel, and a circumambulation path connecting all of Dhagpo’s stupas.
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following meditation on Dhagpo’s Garden for Meditation
This garden is a symbol.
The ideal place for meditation is
nothing more than an abstract idea.
The seat on a bus or a train might be it.
A mother’s womb might be it.
A death bed might be it.
You can’t really pinpoint the ideal place.
Giving a definitive Face to Dhagpo
A Garden for Meditation
Notes from the Road
Follow the progress of the project…
The Wood Structure for the Prayer Wheel: Sacred Architecture and Traditional Carpentry Despite the less-than-pleasant winter weather, the artisans were able to complete the prayer wheel pavilion. Only the benches and the floor need to be finished.A prayer wheel,...