The reliquary is ready for visitors!
Photograph by Mark Ballogg
Shamarpa practices are provided for your visit to this sacred site.
Ceremonies were conducted for stupa consecration and land blessing.
- Relics of Shamarpa, the 14th Shamar Rinpoche (1952-2014), have been placed in golden stupas in a few locations around the world. In the U.S., a golden stupa is housed inside a reliquary stupa building at the Bodhi Path retreat center of Natural Bridge, VA.
- A site was chosen on the same hill ("Buddha Hill") as the timber-framed pavilion called the Buddha Pavilion. A donor sponsored the clearing of the site, and another donor sponsored a beautiful path that was landscaped for visitors to enjoy the serene environment while strolling between the reliquary stupa site and the pavilion.
Earlier design development process: