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The stupa is surrounded entirely by a beautiful garden spread over two acres of land with a small waterfall by the entrance. The waterfall is graced by Yangchenma, or the deity of wisdom and consort to Manjushri. An important female deity within Tibetan Buddhism, she is always accompanied by a swan, a symbol of purity […]

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Life-Force Tree and Mandala

The vase of the stupa holds the life-force tree. It is filled with precious relics and dharanis. On the walls are painted the images of the thousand buddhas of the Good Kalpa. In it are also the statues of the field of accumulation of the Ati Zabdon Nyingpo, from the extraordinary tradition revealed by the […]

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Four Immeasurables Shrine Room

The second floor shrine-room, known as the Four Immeasurables or Lineage Shine Room, is dedicated to the great lineage holders throughout the history of Mindrolling. Within it are murals and statues depicting the descendants of the dharma king Terdag Lingpa (Rigzin Jurme Dorje) the Trichens and Khenchens of Mindrolling. In addition to this are the […]

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Padmasambhava Shrine Room

The stupa’s ground level shrine-room is dedicated to Padmasambhava. The exquisite murals in it depict the life-story of Padmasambhava in accordance with the terma of Ogyen Lingpa, Kathang Sheldrakma (the Crystal Cave Chronicles) with the hundred and eight chapters. In addition to this are murals depicting the assembly of Le u DÄnma (the Seven Chapter […]

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Buddha Shakyamuni Shrine Room

The first floor shrine-room is dedicated to our Peerless Teacher, the Buddha Shakyamuni. On the walls are painted the principal figures of the buddhas of the three times. Beginning from the right side of the principal figures, all around on the walls are painted the Jataka Stories based on the text Wish-fulfilling Tree written by […]

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