Great Stupa of Dharmakaya Completed

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Tom Head, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    I received a brochure and request for donations on this project about six months ago; good to see that it's finished. If memory serves, the ornate structure is now the largest stupa in the United States, and one of the largest in the world. From The Miami Herald.

    Tashi delek,

    Tom Head
  2. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    And here's another article on same (thanks for the Religion Review link, Bill!) from The TImes of India.


    Tom Head
  3. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Odd that neither article had a picture.

    Wonder how the 600-foot-tall one in Malaysia is going. Then they'll have the world's tallest office building and the world's tallest stupa.

    Wonder, too, if Gustav Niebuhr is related to you-know-who?
  4. Nicole-HUX

    Nicole-HUX New Member

    There are two small pictures in the original article, which came from the New York Times ( You have to register to go into the archives, but it's free and relatively painless.
  5. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    The San Francisco Chronicle had a story on this today, saying that it is the largest Buddhist stupa outside Asia. Perhaps one day the Rockies will be America's Himalayas.

    It might interest somebody to know that the same people operate a Buddhist university in Colorado, Naropa University.

    Naropa has an online low-residency MA in education with a specialization in contemplative education. They are also finishing up a new low-residency masters in transpersonal psychology that they intend to roll out soon.

    In addition, they offer more than a dozen individual non-resident on-line courses each semester.
  6. Gus Sainz

    Gus Sainz New Member

    Rocco DaVinci retrieved my copy of The Miami Herald this morning, as he does every morning, and as a faithful Rottweiller should. Over a fresh home-brewed Cappuccino, I read the story of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya and reminisced over the many hours I had spent at Shambhala in Berkeley in my youth. I ambled over to my bookshelves and perused my first edition of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism personally autographed by Chögyam Trungpa (Rinpoche). For a fleeting moment I felt that all was well in the world.

    Gus Sainz

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