Carefully crafted stupas are an important addition to your home altar. This exquisite gold-plated stupa, representing the Buddha’s attainment of supreme enlightenment, is cast in a copper alloy. It is full of symbolism.
The three steps forming the base symbolize the Three Jewels. Above the steps, is the ornately-carved Lion’s Throne. Above that, four steps represent the Four Immeasurables. The ‘vase,’ adorned with a tiny Buddha statue in Earth-touching Mudra, represents the 7 Elements of Enlightenment. Above that, the harmika symbolizes the Eightfold Path while the 13 disks above it represent the 13 Powers of Buddha. The parasol represents compassion while the topmost jewel, sun, and moon represent enlightenment, wisdom, and compassion respectively.
Stupas, like statues, are hollow, and should be filled with mantras, incense, and precious substances before practicing upon. Through the generous efforts of our in-house Lama who has received these instructions from a genuine master, you can request your stupa to be filled here before shipping. To avoid extra delays, simply add a comment in the shopping cart. Please also set the intention to meet with an authentic master to have your stupa consecrated directly.