Stupa is the oldest Buddhist monument. Originally stupas were built to enshrine the relics of the Buddha and his most important disciples. As symbolic representation of the enlightened mind of the Buddha, they are of great significance and importance.
Building a stupa is considered extremely beneficial, leaving very positive karmic imprints in the minds of those, involved in building.
Future benefits from this action will result in fortunate rebirths. Fortunate worldly benefits will be the result, such as being born into a rich family, having a beautiful body, a nice voice, and being attractive and bringing joy to others and having a long and happy life, in which one's wishes are fulfilled quickly.
According to the Merigar East project inspired by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and Khyentse Yeshi Namkhai, the stupas of Merigar East are connected with the Longsal symbol path, which is at the core of the Gar´s landscape. To this symbol, the Gömpa, the three 3 solar mandalas and the two stupas are connected.
Project Update - September 2021
On July 24th 2021, the second stupa was filled, a big moment in the history of this project, dating back to 2010.
The Gar hosted for a few weeks many practitioners working on the stupa building, acquiring the materials, preparing the objects to be placed inside, empowering the place with constant and focused practice. They came from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Moldova, Bulgaria and Romania.
The karma yogi cooperated while taking care of the gar and of the retreat, also enjoying the seaside and celebration moments. Zoli Cser accompanied us for 4 days with talks and intensive practices. Migmar Tsering and Cecilia Damiani guided the filling with great dedication, making it a very special day for all of us. We are very grateful for their support! Among the many dedicated karmayogi, we would like to thank very much the builders, Pepa, Vojta, Vláďa and, for their support, Monika and Anička. Many thanks to Vítek and his family and Katka for taking care of the filling.
Expenses: 34 704 Euro
Donations (online and offline): 37 094 Euro
The remaining: 2 390 Euro will be used for adjusting the surrounding of the stupas – paving the path, putting inside images of deities or statues.
Read more about expenses per different categories here.
You can still donate for the Stupas! We will continue to maintain them and to create a beautiful surrounding around them.
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