On December 4, 2010, Bon students and others from around the world will gather in Valles de Bravo, Mexico, to celebrate the Internal Consecration of the Great Stupa for World Peace. Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, the most senior teacher of the Bon Buddhist tradition of Tibet, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha Institute, will be presiding.
The Stupa for World Peace is dedicated to the Venerable Lopon Sangye Tenzin Rinpoche and symbolizes enlightened mind. It is an architectural representation of the entire path to liberation and every aspect of its form and content is alive with symbolic meaning.
For the practitioner, the function of the Stupa is to support faith by encouraging the aspiration to acquire the qualities of enlightened mind. For all people, it supports a connection to the Buddha mind and the expression of devotion. Anyone who sees or otherwise comes into contact with a stupa has a seed planted in their stream of consciousness and eventually, their suffering will be relieved, obscurations cleared away, and continuity of Buddha mind will develop.
Garuda Mexico has planned a program of activities surrounding the consecration. Click here for more information about the stupa and to view the invitation. Click here for information about Yongdzin Rinpoche.