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Enlightenment Stupa, Benalmadena, 2003
Enlightenment Stupa, Benalmadena, 2003

The Enlightenment Stupa is the largest Stupa in Europe, measuring 108 feet or 33 metres high. It is occasionally said to be the largest Stupa in the West, but there is at least one larger stupa in the West, the Enlightenment Stupa of the Odiyan Buddhist Retreat Center in California, which is 113 feet or 34.4 metres tall.[1] It was inaugurated on the 5th October 2003, and was the final project of the great Buddhist Master Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche. It is situated in Benalmádena, Málaga in the Andalusian region of southern Spain, overlooking the Costa del Sol. Image File history File linksMetadata Stupa_benalmadena. ... Stupa at Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent, Asia and increasingly in the Western World. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the six inhabited continents of the Earth. ... The West can refer to : The U.S. West or the American West The Western world, or Western Civilization. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Biography Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche (born 1918, Bhutan - June 10, 2003) was one of the greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Benalmádena Government Municipality Málaga Mayor Enrique Bolín Geographical characteristics Area     City 27 km²     Land   27 km²     Water   0. ... Motto: Andalucía por sí, para España y la humanidad (Andalusia by herself, for Spain, and for humankind) Capital Seville Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 2nd  87,268 km²  17. ... The Costa del Sol is a region which comprises the coastal towns and communities in the Málaga province, along the Mediterranean coastline. ...


In Buddhism, a Stupa is a monument which represents peace, prosperity and harmony, as well as being a place for meditation. The Enlightenment Stupa (Chan Chub Chorten in Tibetan) symbolizes Buddha's enlightenment, the realisation of the nature of mind, and is one of the eight different forms that Stupas are built according to. Whereas Stupas are typically sealed structures, the Enlightenment Stupa is unusual as there is 100 sqaure metre meditation room and a room that can be used for exhibitions about Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan culture inside the structure. The walls of the meditation room are painted with the life story of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni. Buddhism (also known as Buddha Dharma, Pali: बुद्ध धम्म, the teachings of the awakened one) is a dharmic, non-theistic religion, a way of life, a practical philosophy, and a life-enhancing system of applied psychology. ... Stupa at Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent, Asia and increasingly in the Western World. ... A large statue in Bangalore depicting Shiva meditating The term Meditation describes a variety of practices with a variety of goals. ... The Tibetan language is spoken primarily by the Tibetan people who live across a wide area of eastern Central Asia bordering South Asia, as well as by large number of Tibetan refugees all over the world. ... Media:Example. ... . It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Spiritual enlightenment. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Himalayan can refer to: Himalaya, the mountains: Himalayan (cat), the type of cat Himalayan, the breed of rabbit This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Media:Example. ...


The Stupa was inaugurated by H.H. Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, the second-most important teacher within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Buddhism. Also present was Lömpo Sangye Ngodup, a minister from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, Lama Ole Nydahl and the Mayor of Benalmádena, Enrique Bolin. Sr Bolin was instrumental in providing the land on which the Stupa is situated. Stupa at Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent, Asia and increasingly in the Western World. ... In Tibetan Buddhism the Shamarpa also known as Shamar Rinpoche is considered by some to be the second-highest lama in the Kagyu school, next only to the Karmapa. ... Karma Kagyu is the largest lineage of the Kagyu school, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. ... Buddhism (also known as Buddha Dharma, Pali: बुद्ध धम्म, the teachings of the awakened one) is a dharmic, non-theistic religion, a way of life, a practical philosophy, and a life-enhancing system of applied psychology. ... Lama Ole Nydahl, London, 2005 Lama Ole Nydahl (b. ...


Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche

Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche visited Spain for the first time in 1990, where he gave teachings and empowerments at Karma Guen, a Buddhist meditation centre near Velez-Malaga, about 50 kilometres from Benalmadena. Rinpoche built his first Stupa at Karma Guen in 1994, a symbol of peace and prosperity for Spain. Rinpoche went on to build 16 more Stupas in Europe before his death in 2003. Rinpoche became a resident of Spain in 1995 and began visiting the country regularly, giving further teachings and empowerments. Biography Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche (born 1918, Bhutan - June 10, 2003) was one of the greatest masters of Tibetan Buddhism. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... A large statue in Bangalore depicting Shiva meditating The term Meditation describes a variety of practices with a variety of goals. ...


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  1. ^ http://www.odiyan.org/stupa.html

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