Consecrating The Stupa of Awakened Mind

Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, with the Vajra Regent


The Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin

The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

On Monday November 10, 1997 the sangha of Ojai gathered to participate in and witness the culmination of a long-standing project:

The creation of a stupa for the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin in Ojai.

This is a partial record of the day in photographs with a little text, for the sangha.


Gathering in the morning with the Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche...

The Spire in pieces:

Sun, Moon, Thirteen Levels

Getting to work:

The wrapped white base is visible between Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche and Lopsang Dorje


Juniper, sandalwood, cedar, multi-colored rice for filling the stupa The stupa base wrapped with white cloth to protect it while being filled

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