Buddhist garden taking shape in Arlee
April 26, 2012
For over ten years, the Ewam School of Tibetan Buddhism has worked on creating The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, Montana. A large statue of the great Prajanaparamita, Tibetan Yum Chenmo, sits peacefully surrounded by one thousand Buddhas and one thousand stupas. The mission of the Garden is to provide visitors of all faiths an opportunity to generate profound merit, to reduce global negativities, and to bring about lasting peace.
For the month of July 2012, Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, assisted by several Tibetan and Bhutanese Khenpos, as well as many volunteers, will fill 1,000 enlightenment stupas with sacred substances collected from all around the world. Rinpoche will consecrate the stupas in many elaborate ceremonies throughout this retreat.
The stupas of the garden will be filled and consecrated with strict adherence to the texts of the Nyingma tradition, and will contain many sacred substances as well as prayers, mandalas, srogshings, life force substances, and the six levels of worldly wealth substances. We would be so grateful for your donations! Thank you to those who have already sent in substances. Our teacher envisions these stupas as "a vast collection of everyone's merit" as the Garden grows into becoming an international peace center.