Relic Stupa Project
When a great teacher passes away, a stupa is erected as a symbol that his subtle mind remains unchanging and ever-present in our lives.
The Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project aims to create beautiful and sacred spiritual monuments to house H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s holy relics and to honour his incredible incarnation lineage.
These blessed objects of worship will be important sources of merits for all who come into proximity with them. They are also critical for the accumulation of merits to fuel the search for Rinpoche’s unmistaken incarnation.
The Project comprises:
- Tsem Rinpoche Indoor Relic Stupa
- Tsem Rinpoche Outdoor Relic Stupa
- Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel
- Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Stupa
- Tsem Rinpoche Statue
- Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen Statue
- Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Statues
Work on this auspicious project began in October 2019, spearheaded by Tsem Ladrang and Kechara’s management committee. In September 2020, the first memorial – Rinpoche’s Indoor Relic Stupa – was completed in conjunction with Rinpoche’s one-year parinirvana anniversary.
Please read on for more details of the Project or download the project brochure.
Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupas
Rinpoche’s indoor and outdoor relic stupas will enshrine Rinpoche’s precious relics and holy remains. They will be constructed according to very precise specifications, adorned with precious metals and jewels, filled in the traditional manner with hundreds of thousands of mantras, tsatsas and holy items, and consecrated through elaborate pujas by high lamas and esteemed monks.
These beautiful stupas will bless the environment and provide everyone with the opportunity to accumulate merit by making offerings and circumambulating the sacred sites.
Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel
The Tsem Rinpoche Incarnation Chapel will honour Rinpoche’s incredible incarnation lineage and pay tribute to his life’s work. It will also be a powerful beacon to draw Rinpoche’s next incarnation to take rebirth in this time and place.
Constructed at the same location as Rinpoche’s outdoor relic stupa, the Chapel’s main objects of worship will be a 7-foot statue of the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, a 15-foot stupa of the Great Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen who arose as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, and a 7-foot statue of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. Also enthroned within the Chapel will be 3-foot statues of all the holy incarnations of Tsem Rinpoche’s lineage.
The spiritual monuments that are part of the Tsem Rinpoche Relic Stupa Project will be filled with holy items, symbols of Enlightenment and traditional substances, which will make them even more powerful fields of merit.
Whether you’re a student, a follower, someone whose life was touched by Rinpoche’s works, or someone who wants to bring spiritual benefit to society, we would love to have you onboard. There’s no contribution that’s too small.
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