In 2012 we began the construction of the Stupas at Merigar East. The foundations were laid and Chögyal Namkhai Norbu kindly consecrated them both. You may know that when looking at the Merigar East ground, the paths show the symbol of the Longsal with the gönpa on the top and the two stupas in the corners of the two branches.
One of the stupas was nearly finished this year (2018) and it only needs to receive the metal umbrella on the top and the statue of Guru Padmasambhava in the special niche. We have them already.
The body of the second stupa needs to be fixed very soon in order not to fall apart. For that reason the construction works are planned for the early summer of 2019.
At the same time to bring the project to its final fulfilment, we will organize workshops to prepare the mantra rolls and tsa tsas to be placed inside. The first of these workshops will take place at the Gar during the Mandarava drubchen in February 2019 – for those, who cannot attend the event at Dzamling Gar, we will organize to follow the webcast together at Merigar East with the possibility to join the mantra rolling in our free time. Other workshops will follow soon.
We already have the trunk of the tree for preparing the srog shin – the tree of life, the spine of the stupa representing the dharmadhatu. This was kindly and swiftly found, cut, delivered and donated to the Gar by the Bulgarian sangha. A big thank you!
We wish to organize the process of putting all necessary materials together by cooperating with all the Lings of the Gar… each of them bringing some pieces of precious material to put inside (for example the translated texts of our Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu).
And also we are looking for sponsors for the necessary building works, transport of material, printing mantras, filling material etc…
As you probably know, building a stupa is considered extremely beneficial, leaving very positive karmic imprints in the minds of those involved in building, cooperating, getting into contact and means accumulating infinite merits. It is said that because stupas are connected with Buddhas and all realized beings, they generate loving kindness and compassion and benefit the places where they are built.
We are thankful for any support in any way, all good wishes, material or financial donations.
May all be auspicious!
Merigar East Gakyil
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