Consecration of the Stupa, a day of Duchen

On Duchen days, we celebrate the major events marking the life of Buddha. These days are particularly favorable for group practice. On this day, we will commemorate the return of the Buddha from the divine world of Tushita where he went to transmit teachings to his...

A Puja in Good Auspice

  [Watch the video / Plus de photos] Before the mantra rolls and tsatsas  could be placed within the stupa, they needed to be purified and consecrated. This consecration puja (1) took place during one week at Dhagpo and benefitted from the presence of two great...

Tsatsas and Bumpas for the Stupa

  [Watch the video] As the future stupa that will welcome a part of Shamar Rinpoche’s relics is slowly taking form, we continue our discovery of the secrets of the fabrication of the various elements that it will contain. This time, let’s take a look...

The Sokshing, a Sacred “Spine!”

[Watch the video] In the center of the stupa, amidst the sacred substances, relics, and other mantra rolls, there is a fundamental element: the sokshing. The Tibetan term “sokshing,” which is translated as “tree of life” designates an elaborated sculpted tree trunk...

The “Mantra Workshops”: An Activity in Service of Enlightenment

[Watch the Video] With less than two months remaining prior to the consecration of the stupa that will house a part of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s relics, we are busying ourselves all over to prepare the substances that will fill the stupa. Among these, there are...

At the Heart of the Stupa

  As a stupa is a reliquary monument, its design reflects its purpose as a receptacle for various substances and sacred objects. Hollowed-out spaces and different types of niches make up its interior. The contents of a stupa and its ritual consecration (rabne in...