Note: Benefits and Practices Related to Statues
and Stupas, Part 2: Building and Blessing Holy Objects is laid out in legal
format, unlike Part 1 and Part
More than 2,500 years ago, Shakyamuni Buddha
revealed an inconceivably powerful method for awakening and bringing peace and
prosperity to the world – building holy objects.
This book provides the instructions you need to create a holy object yourself,
including tips from stupa builders, architectural drawings, photographs, and ritual
texts needed for building a stupa. This book empowers you to create new places
of pilgrimage and peace, for the benefit of the entire world.
“A holy stupa is a way to benefit sentient beings without words. It will
liberate beings from samsara in silence. To have such a holy object existing in
a country makes [that country] very rich and very lucky. Many people will come
to visit for pleasure as tourists, but it will at the same time make their life
meaningful. That is the main function of these holy objects – to help us
sentient beings have quick realizations of the path to enlightenment by the
power of the holy object.”– Lama Zopa Rinpoche
223 pages, 2006 edition. 32 color images.