Namdrol Pemay Gatsal Stupa Mandala
The Lotus Grove of Liberation
The Namdrol Pemay Gatsal (Lotus Grove of Liberation) at Pema Osel Ling is a mandala of the eight traditional types of stupas representing the eight miraculous events in the Buddha's life. In the center of the mandala is a Red Dorje Drolo stupa, which subdues negative forces and liberates upon seeing. Namdrol Pemay Gatsal is a holy place of pilgrimage for many generations to come.
The Sanskrit word stupa has been translated in Tibetan as chorten which means sacred support worthy of receiving offerings. It is a sacred support of ultimate enlightenment and a support for beings to cultivate merit.
There are many beautiful histories on the creation of stupas throughout Tibet, Nepal and India. The building of stupas is one of the highest techniques to accomplish the transformation of negative energy into positive energy, alleviating suffering by causing positive circumstances.
The benefits of this great shrine are enjoyed by those who join their knowledge of the monument’s qualities with sincere faith and purely motivated intent. When such individuals aid in the stupa’s construction, prostrate to it, circumambulate it, make offerings to it, the force of their merit increases tremendously.
We are well on our way to completing the vision of Lama Tharchin Rinpoche for this mandala of stupas. After the completion of the seven surrounding stupas, we will begin a vajra wall surrounding the stupas with 108 small stupas atop it and landscaping of the grounds.
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