Photographer:Miriam | Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche
17 Feb / 2011Program by:

The Symbolism of Stupa

Stupas are very holy, precious and important, said Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche on his short, but interesting talk at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. For Tibetan people it is hard to differentiate culture and religion, and we can find stupas wherever we go, where Buddhism was introduced. Purpose of stupa is to offer a support to recall the enlighten body, speech and mind of Buddha. All the immesurable qualities of Buddha – loving kindness, compassion, joy and impartiality are contained in the form of the stupa.

The Symbolism of the Tibetan Stupa by Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche Ven. Khenpo Rinpoche spoke on the symbolism of the stupa followed by a silent meditation session. Born in Tibet in 1943, Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche is a highly regarded scholar and practitioner of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche graduated with the highest honors from the Tibetan University of Varanasi in 1974, and was one of the principal disciples of the meditation masters Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche and Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche. Highly respected across schools of Buddhism for his vast knowledge, dedication to meditation and pure conduct, Rinpoche is currently the Head Abbot of Bokar Monastery in Mirik near Darjeeling. Drawing from his considerable learning, Rinpoche possesses a special ability to present lively discourses on the Dharma that are filled with joy and accessible to all.

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