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The Story of the Life Pole of the Tashi Gomang Stupa

In this post we interview two of the original builders and artisans of the Tashi Gomang Stupa back in the 90s, and examine some of the sources of the stupas’ unique character and energy: in particular, the tsok-shing, or life pole. Crestone, Colorado, Thanksgiving morning 1989. A team climbs up to a tall juniper tree

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Autumn 2023, News from Crestone

Our Autumn Newsletter is Out! Deep in the mountain wilderness Where nobody ever comes Only once in a great while Something like the sound of a far-off voice. The low rays of the sun Slip through the dark forest, And gleam again on the shadowy moss. Wang Wei (trans. Kenneth Rexroth) Greetings from the San

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Completion of the KKR Stupa of Enlightenment in August, 2023

On August 1st 2023, twelve distinguished Lamas from Tibet, Bhutan, China and the US arrived to complete the filling, assemblage and final consecration of the new ‘Stupa of Enlightenment’ commemorating the life and works of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Of special honor was the presence of Dorje Loppon Tobden from the Thrangu Monasteries in Tibet who

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Enlightenment Stupa Consecration, August 3-8, 2023

CONSECRATION OF KHENPO KARTHAR STUPA OF ENLIGHTENMENT  AUGUST 3 – 9 We are happy to announce the consecration of a new stupa honoring Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche ( 1924 – 2019 ). Ceremonies will begin August 3th, 2023, and will be free and open to the public. Day 3 (Sat Aug 5): 7 am Sojong at

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KKR Stupa: Pouring the Throne and Steps

On Thursday, September 15th we poured the throne and 3 steps of Rinpoche’s stupa. The cement truck gets up the mountain and then the conveyor stops working! The driver gets on the phone with home base and talks to the mechanics. Yogi Jack who is attending the fire for the Sang says that once he

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KKR Stupa Pedestal Pour June 24, 2022

Dorje, the stupa builder from AZ began work on the pedestal in Crestone on June 21 under  a tent.  (Just before he began work there was the circular rainbow above the 16th Karmapa’s Stupa). His work is meticulous and so beautiful.  He worked 15+ hours daily to complete the form into which the cement was

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KKR Stupa Foundation and Pouring Ceremony
Nov 2, 2021

November 2, 2021 The elements were harmonious for pouring the concrete for the KKR Stupa on November 2, 2 PM.  The foundation was poured and leveled and covered with special blankets designed to keep concrete pours warm in colder weather. During this time a small group which included Hanne Strong, Barbara (who made the shrine

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