The Consecration Ceremony of
"The Great Stupa Which Upon Seeing Liberates"

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The main consecration ceremony of "the Great Stupa which upon seeing liberates" ( Chorten Tongdrol Chenmo ), which took place according to the astrological tradition of the "White Vaidurya" at the auspicious time when the banners of victory were gathered on the day when the sun and the moon-house Punarvasu were powerfully enhancing the fire and wind elements, was held at Godavari, Nepal at 9 a.m. on October 31st, 1999 ( or the twenty-second day of the ninth month of the Female-Earth-Hare-Year as according to the Tibetan calendar ) of the Lha Bab Duchen, the Great Festival Day commemorating Lord Buddha's descent from heaven. The consecration ritual was presided by Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, together with Kyabje Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche and H.E. Kathok Situ Rinpoche, H.E. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, H.E. Chokling Rinpoche, among other high lamas, tulkus and rinpoches, and it was well attended by over four thousand people from all over the world.

Photo 3.13 Kyabje Chadral Rinpoche (middle)
with Kyabje Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche (right)
and H.E.Kathok Situ Rinpoche (left)
The following is an excerpt from the Stupa Management Committee :
OM NAMO GURU BHYA - Homage to the Teacher !
Not very far away from the capital of the glorious and sacred land of Nepal, is one of the twenty-four great sacred locations, Godavari, a small, lovely valley rich in medicinal herbs. Closely connected to this sacred place is a meditation center of the "Old" (Nyingma) School named Island of Supreme and Unexcelled Luminous Samadhi.

On the pleasant and open landscape of the surrounding flower gardens a Sugata Stupa, which upon seeing liberates, has been newly built. The style and proportions of this Stupa has been constructed with exact measurements according to the tradition of 3,000 years ago of the Buddhist country of Burma, where the teachings of the fourth Buddha of this fortunate aeon, Buddha Shakyamuni, have flourished extensively for generations. The inside of the Stupa, specifically following the tradition of Tibet, was filled with a "life-tree" five kinds of Dharanis and the four kinds of relics.

This Stupa, which unites these traditions, was built with the general intent to establish all infinite beings on the unbiased level of Nirvana. Particularly, in these harsh times, the world and beings are faced with total destruction due to previously unknown atomic weapons and levels of violence, forcing people to live very uneasily day and night. This Stupa will pacify these and other unspeakable dangers such as diseases, famine, wars, quarrels, as well as the destructions caused by the four elements, namely : earthquakes, floods, storms and fire. This Stupa will benefit beings by naturally causing

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