Natural Bridge, VA, USA
Stupa of Enlightenment
For millennia, Buddhists have believed a stupa brings incalculable blessings to its local area and to those who participate in its construction, and that meditating near or walking around a stupa can be a powerful way to help realize our innate potential for wisdom, compassion and peace of mind. Though common in Asian countries, only a few areas in the United States are blessed with a Buddhist stupa. We are fortunate to offer a stupa of enlightenment located at the Bodhi Path Natural Bridge Retreat Center.
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Currently Fundraising for Repair of the Stupa Steps!
Improvements are ongoing to create a practice environment worthy of the simple beauty and grace of our stupa. The addition and refinement of walkways, benches, traditional Tibetan prayer wheels, and plantings of grass, flowers, and trees will invite visitors to enjoy the stupa and inspire them to find their own best selves by its side. Current fundraising is underway for a project that includes covering the concrete steps with local stone. Click here to read about these enhancements [downloadable PDF].
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 Stupa of Enlightenment” online or by check. Checks should be made to Wisdom Foundation, and mailed to 12 Bodhi Path, Natural Bridge, VA 24578.
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