PADMASAMBHAVA STUPA is located in the vicinity of three famous ancient 8th Century Buddhist stupas: Candi Borobudur (2.25 km to the southeast), Candi Mendut (1.85 km to the southwest), and Candi Pawon (1 km to the Southeast).
The location of The Padmasambhava Stupa, Candi Mendut, and Candi Pawon together makes a near perfect triangle seen from map. The location of the Padmasambhava Stupa is on the perfect straight-line, west to east direction of the Graha Padmasambhava.
The stupa is located at the auspicious land where the two rivers , Praga River and Elo River meet. The Praga river is regarded as a sacred river for the Buddhist in Indonesia, as it crosses the vicinity of Candi Borobudur, Candi Mendut, and Candi Pawon. The source of Praga river is called 'Umbul Jumprit', where the water is very clear, and Its water is used as holy purification ritual during the annual Vesak celebration at Candi Borobudur. The Elo river is also called Wati River by the local (Wati means female for the local language which originated from sanskrit word "Vati") .
The beauty of the nature manifests itself as a sacred mandala, and emanating its outer, inner, and secret spiritual blessings for the practitioners and common people like us to benefit from.
On inner level, the peaceful stream of Praga River symbolizes the compassion principle, and the active stream of Elo River symbolises the wisdom principle. The meeting of the two rivers symbolizes the union of compassion and wisdom which are the main principles of Buddhist practices. The union of compassion and wisdom with Boddhicitta and skillful methods are the essences of Vajrayana Buddhism.
On outer level, the geographical of the land location represents our cosmology and its principal energy, as what Candi Borobudur depicts on its wall carvings (reliefs) and raising layers to represent the Buddhist Cosmology with the Dhammadhatu at the highest level.
The holy stupa is the embodiment of the Three Jewels, and the Body, Speech, and Mind of Buddha. It also represents the Trikaya bodies of Buddha. It symbolizes the Dharmadhatu of Tathagata. Together the Padmasambhava Stupa and its geographical represent the non-dualism view of Nirvana and Samsara. It is meant to liberate us.
The stupa will stand 88 feet high (26 meter) symbolizing the primordial Adi Buddha, and Padmadsambava with his 25 main disciples. The shape of the stupa will closely resemble to the Boudhanath stupa.
It was through the blessings and spiritual guidances of H.H. Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche and with the blessings of The Three Jewels, Drimed Namdag, one of the rinpoche heart disciples, received numerous auspicious dreams and visions of the land location. He is destined to build The Holy Padmasambhava Stupa on the destined auspicious land location or mandala.
The building of the Padmasambhava Stupa, is under the guidances of His Holiness Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, who is one of the greatest living Dzogchen Yogi in our time. Rinpoche is strict vegetarian and holds the strict view and conduct . He is regarded as the most accomplished and compassionate living yogi and Boddhisattva in our time.
Tulku Rigdzin Pema Rinpoche, Sangyum Kamala, Semo Saraswati Lama, and Semo Tara Devi are to lead the team of appointed tulkus, rinpoches, khenpos, and lamas to do the necessary preparations, ceremonies, and enshrinement of the holy relics.
With the blessings of the Three Jewels may the completion of the stupa will benefit all sentient beings in all realms and emanate the infinite Boddhicitta and Namthar of Tathagata for all Dharma activities in the future.
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