Venerable Master Ti Ching and the Great Peace Stupa

Published: 8 January 2015
Author: Mindrolling International News Staff

After the devastating earthquake of 21st September 1999 in Taiwan, which killed thousands of people, Venerable Master Ti Ching requested Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen’s guidance regarding what to do in memory of those who lost their lives and to pacify natural disasters in his country. Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen advised Venerable Master Ti Ching to build the largest stupa possible in Taiwan.

Building such a stupa in Taiwan was not possible, so Venerable Master Ti Ching sponsored its construction here, at Og Min Ogyen Mindrolling in India. It is called the Great Stupa for World Peace — the world’s largest stupa and a magnificent example of Buddhist art and architecture.

HE Khochhen Rinpoche and Ven. Master Ti Ching touring the early stages of the Great Stupa construction

HE Khochhen Rinpoche and Ven. Master Ti Ching touring the early stages of the Great Stupa construction (Photo Archive)

HE Khochhen Rinpoche and Ven. Master Ti Ching inspecting the progress of the Great Stupa construction

HE Khochhen Rinpoche and Ven. Master Ti Ching inspecting the progress of the Great Stupa construction (Photo Archive)

Ven. Master Ti Ching and Ven. Tulku Gyurme Lhundrub Phelgay offering auspicious prayers at the Great Stupa site

Ven. Master Ti Ching and Ven. Tulku Gyurme Lhundrub Phelgay offering auspicious prayers at the Great Stupa site (Photo Archive)