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 presided over the pujas, objects and the order in which they were reverently placed in the stupa. On the last day, August 6th, celebrated with prayers and a large ‘tsok’ feast, Dorje Loppon announced that the stupa had been perfectly consecrated according to ancient traditions.

The splendid four-day public ceremony on site was the culmination of two and a half years of hard work which brought many from the KTTG and the Crestone community together in a joyous celebration on the grounds of the Tashi Gomang Stupa, where the new stupa is located.

Special thanks to the officiating lamas, to the abbot and monks and president from KTD in Woodstock, to Dorje ‘Sean Acton’ the stupa builder, to the local artists who finished the details and gold leafing, to the drivers ferrying everyone around, and to Vajra Vidya and to the team of generous staff and cooks there who made our guests’ stay so pleasurable.

You are heartily invited to come see our splendid new stupa!

Photo credits: Chester Wood

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