Site arrangement
Natural Bridge, VA, USA:

Follow progress of the 8 Stupas—

In 2023, the Bodhi Path network began a project to install eight stupas at its Natural Bridge, Virginia retreat center, around its original Stupa of Enlightenment (see illustration). The conditions have come together for the project to make progress, which is targeted for a June 2024 completion date, 2024 being a notable year, as Bodhi Path commemorates the 10th year since the parinirvana of the 14th Shamar Rinpoche.

Each stupa will be about 7.5 feet tall (about 2.3 meters) including a pedestal base and will be designed to represent the eight distinct important events in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni. Seven of the eight stupas will have a custom-made, artistically created tsa tsa also reflecting each life event, placed inside and visible to the public (all except the parinirvana stupa with its own design).

Karma Trinlay Rinpoche gave a talk on stupas for more background information.

Check back soon and often for our progress and how you can participate!