Danakosha Enlightenment Stupa Project - 2023 Update

The Stupa Project

In 2022, the construction of a Great Enlightenment Stupa begun at Danakosha Ling, following the grand vision of Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche to have representations of the Buddha´s body, speech and mind in Scandinavia.

Under Rinpoche’s guidance, and with the joyful participation of many donors and hard-working volunteers, a significant part of the stupa was finished last summer.

The stupa represents the Buddha’s mind and is a source of merit and happiness for the land it’s built in, as well as the world in general. Its blessings are vast, and since it is constructed using hardy materials, it can stay around for a very long time.

All around the world, stupas are constructed as a reminder of the Pristine Mind of the Buddha, and are considered an object of refuge in Buddhism. In places like Tibet, India and Nepal, stupas built hundreds of years ago can still be visited to this day.

Ways to support the project

stupa being constructed in finland

General Stupa Donation

We are now putting in a collective effort to complete the Danakosha Ling stupa in the summer this year. This requires the procurement and preparation of the inner blessing objects and substances, completing the construction of the outer structure, and some basic land development providing access to the stupa and a circumambulation path.

To achieve our goals, we need additional support from the entire community. We thus welcome donations, of any amount, to this project.

Donation for Tsa-tsas

If you would like to connect with this wondrous project, the heart of the stupa, you can do so by donating one tsa-tsa or several, dedicating them to your loved ones. It can be your friends, family or pets, living or passed away – in order to make an auspicious connection to Danakosha Ling, their names will also be placed permanently inside the stupa.

You can now offer 20€ per tsa-tsa, a donation which will go towards the stupa building project. But most importantly, each little tsa-tsa becomes an important part of the stupa and will remain there for years and years to come.

Tsa-tsas are small sculptural votive offerings used in Tibetan Buddhism. They often depict figures such as the Buddha, deities, religious teachers, holy objects, and decorative inscriptions of seed syllables and mantras.

In Himalayan Buddhism, producing tsa-tsas is seen as a way to accumulate vast merit, and thus as a way to progress along the path of liberation. Tsa-tsas, just like stupas, represent the enlightened mind with all its qualities, freedom and abundance.
Following Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche´s wish to include as many people as possible in the highly meritorious stupa project, 1000 tsa-tsas were meticulously crafted and painted, with deep meaning. This collection of tsa-tsas will be placed inside the stupa as one of its main blessing objects. Since each individual tsa-tsa is imprinted with 108 miniature stupas, altogether the Danakosha Ling Stupa will contain 100,000 stupas

Lama Gomchen creating the tsa-tsas to be put inside the Stupa

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