The reliquary is ready for visitors!
Photograph by Mark Ballogg
SHAMARPA practices are provided for your visit to this sacred site. Download file here.
Ceremonies were conducted for stupa consecration and land blessing.
- Relics of 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: