Enlightenment Stupa Consecration, Update of May 29, 2022



Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche (1924-2019)


UPDATED: May 29, 2022

Dear Friends,
We’ve just received more definite news for you. The Consecration will happen in the spring of 2023. Two close family deaths in one of the main workers for the builder are pushing our work back a few months. We will give an update here as soon as we know a spring date.

Dear Retreatants and Friends from KTTG in Crestone,

Many of you have enjoyed retreats up at the Karmapa Stupa. KTTG , a non-profit, is sponsoring the building of a stupa in honor Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. He took part in every step of the Karmapa Stupa building, locating the site it now stands on.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s  Stupa is called The Enlightenment Stupa, one of 7 types of traditional stupas.  Further it is called an “Attendant” Stupa. In accord with the work Rinpoche accomplished it is fitting that his 7 foot Stupa is 50 feet from the Karmapa Stupa.

The 16th Karmapa gave Rinpoche a long list of tasks in 1976.  Rinpoche accomplished them all, some of which were: creating the Seat of the Karmapa and Kagyu lineage in North America; translating some of the highest Tibetan scholars’ writings into English and Chinese which formed the bulk of his teachings to his international students.  He also established the traditional 3-year Retreat in Delhi, NY and the brilliant translations and teachings for all of the practices are honored and used around the world. He taught authentic Buddhism and Vajrayana. He was an authentic Master and yogi.  He remained in Tuk Dam for eight days after “clinical” death. Those fortunate to know him were blessed to see a living Bodhisattva. The list of his accomplishments goes on and on.

For those who have donated to the building of this noble project, thank you.

For those who don’t know about this project I invite you to go to KTTG.org and follow the links to “KKR Stupa” where you can see how far we’ve come.  Not too much to see yet though lots of work has taken place and the foundation is in.  I further invite you to please donate to this project.  We need your help to pay the stupa builder in Arizona and the various artists who are working diligently already. We expect

Consecration is now in August, 2022.  Please do plan to attend this joyful event!!! I will post the dates on the website.

You can write a check made out to “KKR Stupa Fund,” c/o Lama Zoe de Bray, PO Box 39, Crestone, CO 81131 OR you can donate online on the website.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have at: [email protected]

Thank you,



Lama Zoe de Bray, KKR Stupa Project Manager







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