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An Introduction To HH Pema Norbu Rinpoche’s Reliquary Stupa At Namdroling

After the mahaparinirvana of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche in March 2009, the faculties of Namdroling Monastery seek advice from Kyabjé Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche with regard to the type of activities that would be conducive to find the reincarnation of HH Pema Norbu Rinpoche. Among the instructions that were given was to enshrine HH Pema Norbu Rinpoche’s cremated remains in reliquary stupas to be built at Namdroling Monastery in India, in Bodhgaya and at the Palyul Mother Monastery in Tibet. Soon after the cremation ceremony of HH Pema Norbu Rinpoche’s holy body was completed in May 2013, construction of reliquary stupas commenced at Namdroling Monastery, Ngagyur Tsogyal Shedrub Nunnery, Bodhgaya, Varanasi and in Tibet.

It was decided that the reliquary stupa to be constructed at Namdroling Monastery would be a Stupa With Many Auspicious Doors (Tashi Gomang Chorten) which was first built by the disciples of Shakyamuni Buddha at Sarnath in Varanasi to commemorate the first ever teaching given at the deer park. This reliquary stupa would be invited into the shrine hall at the ground level of the Copper-Coloured Mountain of Glory Temple (Zangdokpalri)

- Extract from the first of a four-part teaching on the origin, construction, benefits and practises related to stupa by Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche. The full text is available to read under the feature of Gateway to Tibetan Buddhism. Click here to see the full list of articles available.