Stupa Renovation Project

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Stupa Front View
Please join us in restoring the Enlightenment Stupa for World Peace to its original pristine condition

Completed in 2002, the Enlightenment Stupa at Kagyu Thubten Choling is in need of major renovation, as a result of both age and the unrelenting toll of harsh weather blowing in from New York's Hudson River for more than 17 years. Patchwork repairs have been carried out periodically, but now the stupa needs thorough renovation, including scraping off of all the bubbled stucco, a full coat of state-of-the-art protective paint, and repair of exterior ornaments that have begun to crack and crumble. The projected cost of this renovation is $20,000.

Symbolizing the mind of Buddha, the stupa is an evocative reminder of the enlightened potential that naturally exists within all beings. Its sacred architecture represents the entire path to awakening, and its interior is home to sacred relics, scriptures, and many holy objects that radiate a continuous stream of blessing far and wide.

For almost two decades, KTC sangha members and visitors have circumambulated the stupa, while reciting mantras and making prayers; meditated inside its cozy, tranquil shrine room; and sat beside it to enjoy the view of spacious sky and fiery sunsets above the Hudson River.

Even the land the stupa is built upon is sacred, having been blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche. The stupa itself has been blessed by many great masters over the years, including His Holiness Sakya Trizin, His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Every phase of its creation was personally directed by Lama Norlha Rinpoche.

We hope you will join us in this auspicious and meritorious project for the benefit of all beings. Donations in any amount are most welcome and appreciated.

May all beings enjoy limitless happiness, love, joy and equanimity through the power of the stupa's blessings.



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Stupa Front View





2002 年落成的、法林寺的大覺塔,現在需要進行大規模的翻修。17 年來它備受紐約哈德遜河惡劣天氣及歲月的侵蝕,而定期的小修保養已無補於事,因此,徹底翻新勢在必行。現在需要刮掉所有起泡的灰泥,給大塔全身塗上一層最先進的防護料,同時,修復已開始破裂的外部裝飾品。這次翻新工程預計約需 $20,000 美元。

佛塔象徵著佛的 "意",也意味著所有眾生都本來具備成佛的如來藏。這個神聖的建築描述了佛陀成佛之全過程。其內部裝藏著很多聖物,如舍利子、佛經、一万個小佛塔等。這些聖物連續不斷地向全宇宙傳遞著加持祝福。

近二十年來,法林寺的僧人、信眾、和訪客在繞行佛塔同時,持咒、誦經和祈禱; 在舒適寧靜的塔內禪修; 或坐在塔旁,欣賞哈德遜河上廣闊的天空,和燦爛的日落美景。

這塊建蓋佛塔的土地也是神聖的:觀音尊者和廣定大司仁波切曾親臨加持它。多年來,佛塔也曾受到許多偉大大師的加持,包括尊聖的第 41 任薩迦法王,第 17 世大寳法王噶瑪巴和明就仁波切。建塔時,每階段都經喇嘛諾那仁波切親自指導。