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...

Consecrating the site

Once the location and orientation of the stupa have been determined, a ceremony is carried out to consecrate the place. It happened on November 3rd 2015, on the day that celebrates the return of the Buddha from the gods realm in Tushita. This is actually very...