Natural Bridge, VA, USA
Shamarpa Golden Reliquary Stupa
Relics of the 14th Shamar Rinpoche (1952-2014), have been placed in golden stupas in a few locations around the world. In the U.S., a golden reliquary stupa is housed inside a jewel-box building at the Bodhi Path Retreat Center of Natural Bridge, VA.
A site was chosen on the same hill (“Buddha Hill”) as the timber-framed pavilion called the Buddha Pavilion. To begin, the project organizers cleared the site, and then high lamas and Dharma teachers conducted ceremonies to consecrate the stupa and bless the land. Next, organizers installed a beautiful, landscaped path, so visitors could enjoy a serene environment while strolling between the reliquary stupa site and the pavilion.
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Sponsors, donors, and volunteers helped make this project come to fruition. This reliquary stupa offers an extraordinary opportunity for all of us to contribute to the cultivation of peace and wellbeing in the world. Please consider supporting ongoing improvements and activity that ensures this memorial is sustained.
Donations for this project may go to Wisdom Foundation, the U.S. 501(c)(3) non profit organization that supports Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donations can be made with a memo “Virginia Reliquary” online or by check. Checks should be made to Wisdom Foundation, and mailed to 12 Bodhi Path, Natural Bridge, VA 24578.
Thank you for your generosity!