Reliquary Stupa Structure
at Natural Bridge, Virginia
Special Announcement: All donations designated for this project through Jan. 31, 2017, will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000 in donations, due to the kind offer from a generous donor.
Reliquary Stupa Structure Fundraising Information
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.
A site on the same hill as the precious Buddha Shelter has been chosen. Visitors can take dedicated, landscaped paths up to the reliquary stupa site and the shelter.
The reliquary stupa structure will be about 1,000 sq. ft. of enclosed space. Including required site improvements, the project is expected to have a budget of about $185,000.
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.
More information is available about the golden reliquary stupa and, in Shamar Rinpoche's own words, about the Natural Bridge, Virginia, retreat center vision in this downloadable PDF letter.
Thank you for your generosity!