In Tibetan language we rejoice about the good heart of the person who gave us a gift – “thuk-je-che” can be translated as “you have a big heart”. It is composed of a term for greatness (che), a honorific term for addressing a person (je), and a honorific term for (exalted) mind or heart (thuk), which together denotes a good heart, karuṇā, compassion, benevolence, kindness, responsiveness merciful with grace.
Many donations from all over the world make it possible to construct a`Stupa for World Peace` here in Berlin. So far we`ve achieved the filling and consecration of the `inner core` of the stupa. Much more work is still needed to build the bell-shaped `outer wall`, put up the 13 rings, the rectangular harmika and the copper-jewel. We hope to raise enough money to finish the project in 2017.
Conquer the angry man by love.
Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
Conquer the miser with generosity.
Conquer the liar with truth.
What is done?
In 2016 we`ve finished the preparatory work for the sacred contents and have built the concrete core of the stupa with it`s different chambers. They were each blessed and filled by the tibetan Lamas. At the end of the year the core-stupa was finally consecrated and sealed.
What remains to be done?
In 2017 we intend to finish the bell-shaped outer form of the Kadam-stupa and will put up the copper harmika, the 13 rims and the jewel-top, which was made in Nepal. We`ll paint and decorate the stupa in spring and build a round pathway for circumambulating the stupa, a visitor`s pathway and a circular low wall to sit on. The stupa-garden with plants and trees has be created. We expect our spiritual director, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, back in april 2017. He will visit and also bless the stupa.
Photo-impressions from 2016:
The tibetan Lamas closed and consecrated the Stupa-chambers. We had a Thanksgiving and Farewell!
The production of the stseel-plates, which close the chambers and carry all the weight.
Ven. Choje Lama Phuntshok Rinpoche, who has been building many tibetan Stupas worldwide.
The tantric effigy of avarice was transformed into ultimate generosity and heart-wisdom.
Khenpo Namgyal decorating the “tree of life-force” with golden sanskrit syllables.
H. H. Gyalwa Karmapa, who kindly recommended to build the Stupa for World Peace in Berlin.