Stupa in Dropan Ling

  

The stupa containing the relics of late Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche is one
of the biggest monuments of this kind in Europe. Its size is 9x9x17 m and it is called "Enlightenment Stupa" or "Sugata’s Stupa".

 

In 2007 Tulku Ugyen Chemchok, Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche’s son, set
and consecrated the place under construction. In 2009 Rigdzin Pema Rinpoche, the famous expert on stupas, provided drawings and list of substances needed for filling the monument. In autumn of that year construction works started and foundation was laid.

 

In the summer of 2010 Lama Thrinley, Rigdzin Pema Rinpoche’s assistant came to prepare all the materials, which were placed in the foundation. On 5th of August 2010 Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche and Rigdzin Pema Rinpoche consecrated the foundation.

 

In 2011 the first level of stupa was built. On 22nd of September Rigdzin Pema Rinpoche began three days ceremony of blessing the mandalas and tsatsas and he sealed the first level of the stupa. The ceremony was accompanied by the Vidyadhara Guru Sadhana practice and Sampa Lhundrub recitation with intention of swift rebirth of Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche.

 

In the Summer 2012 Rigdzin Pema Rinpoche placed vases in the walls of the first level and performed two weeks ritual of consecrating tsatsas and three-dimensional mandalas, which in the end were placed in the second level of the stupa. On the 25th September he consecrated and sealed this level.

 

The third level is the great bumpa of 3,5 m high and 4,5 m in diameter. It is filled with Dharma texts and scrolls of mantras. Among them are complete editions of Kangyur, Tengyur and all termas of Khordong and Jangter traditions. It contains also huge, 9,5 m long stem called "soshing". The top of the stupa is crowned by 13 rings, sun and moon.

 

26th August 2013 Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche consecrated the stupa to benefit
all sentient beings. The project has not been completed yet. The small shrine room needs to be painted and equipped with an altar and bookshelves and the body of the stupa will be surrounded with praying wheels.

 

We would like to thank to all who supported or are going to contribute in this project.       

 

To support this project please make donation on the bank account:

Santander Bank Polska S.A.
al. Jana Pawła II 17, 00-854 Warszawa

nr. konta 78109022130000000142029967

PL78109022130000000142029967
SWIFT: WBKPPLPP

Plans of the stupa (pdf)