KTTG is dedicated to building a stupa in honor of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. The process has begun on June 26 with Sa Lhong (ceremony to request permission from the deities of the land to build). In the coming weeks, we will be leveling the ground, building retaining walls, and pouring the foundation. The second ceremony will include the placing of the phurbas at the eight directions in the foundation. Khenpo Lobsang of Vajra Vidya has been performing these sacred ceremonies for KTTG.
Fundraising continues for the KKR Stupa. To support KTTG in the completion of the stupa project, click here to donate online or mail your donation to Lama Zoe deBray, PO Box 39, Crestone, CO 81131.
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
STUPA OF ENLIGHTENMENT Honoring 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
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
October 17, 2021 Last report we shared that the Sa Lhong (requesting permission from the deities of the land to build our stupa) had taken place (see more about the Sa Lhong). Then beginning October 7, the first day of the 9th lunar month we began to prepare the land for the KKR Stupa. From
You are warmly invited to join a birthday celebration for His Holiness and the Sa Lhong of the land for the Khenpo Karthar stupa, on June 26th at 1 pm at the Tashi Gomang Stupa in Crestone. We will create the traditional fire offering and chant prayers. Birthday cake and tea will be served. Karmapa