Wednesday, February 07, 2007

February 8th....Review...

We've got a lot coming up here in Poolesville, with visits from two different Tulkus scheduled for this month!

So the Stupa Team has been busy getting ready. You'll see some images from our upcoming chopon training (more on that when it arises) but for now, I figured I'd share with you some scans from a book on Statues and Stupas from Bhutan. The book was given to us by Khenpo Norgye when he gave us the class on filling statues a few years ago.

The following images will show how similar filling statues is to filling Stupas....

Each level of the statue or Stupa has prayers and offerings placed in it. You can see as well they share a central channel. In fact, you can find Statues in some parts of the world that are as large or even larger than our Stupas!

Just wanted to give you a glimpse as to what makes these works of art much more than that, what transforms them into sacred objects.

You don't need to know all this to benefit from them though, they offer their blessings regardless of recipient understanding! Fortunate for us inexperienced folk! So please do come out to the temple and enjoy them, whether out of curiosity or to experience their peace and compassion. It is available to you 24 hours a day (doors open!), every day!

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