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Reliquary Stupa Structure
at Natural Bridge, Virginia


Update: The Golden Reliquary Stupa was shipped from France to Virginia, and at the June 2017 Annual Program, the stupa was filled and consecrated! Fundraising continues for the building construction.


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Reliquary Stupa Structure Fundraising Information

Reliquary Stupa Structure Relics of the 14th Shamarpa (1952-2014) are being placed in golden stupas, located in a few locations around the world. In the U.S., a golden stupa will be housed inside a reliquary stupa structure in Natural Bridge, VA.

The progress on this project to date includes:

Reliquary Stupa Building Site

A site was chosen on the same hill ("Buddha Hill") as the timber-framed pavilion called the Buddha Shelter. A donor sponsored the clearing of the site, and another donor sponsored a beautiful path that was landscaped (see photo montage at bottom of the page) for visitors to enjoy the serene environment while strolling between the reliquary stupa site and the shelter.

The reliquary stupa structure will be about 1,000 sq. ft. of enclosed space. We need to raise a remaining $120,000 to complete the building construction and site improvements.

Wisdom Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made online (see above) or by check. Checks should be made to Wisdom Foundation, and mailed to 12 Bodhi Path, Natural Bridge, VA 24578. Please write "RSS" or "Reliquary Stupa Structure" on the memo line for all checks to be designated for the dining hall construction project.

Enjoy more images of the beautiful design on our website virginiaretreatcenter.weebly.com.

Buddha Hill Path

Thank you for your generosity!