A very special day for the history books of the Europe Center: In a beautiful ceremony on August 20th, Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche inaugurated the Europe Center’s Stupa together with Lama Ole Nydahl.
The Stupa of Long Life or Complete Victory was orginally blessed and inaugurated by the late Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche in 2001 and now given to the Europe Center as a very generous gift by the Sangha of Bern/Switzerland.
The Stupa of Long Life is one of the eight classical forms of Tibetan stupas representing significant events in the life of Buddha. It commemorates Buddha’s successful prolonging of his life by three months following the request of his students. Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche pointed out that this stupa is also dedicated to the long and healthy life of Lama Ole Nydahl. Furthermore, he reminded us how immeasurably beneficial a stupa is not only to the people who circumambulate it, meditate close to it, make wishes for the benefit of all in its proximity, but actually for the whole region and all beings inhabiting it.
May our Europe Center Stupa benefit countless beings on their way!