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Zuni Mountain Stupa


Zuni Mountain Stupa
Religion
AffiliationNyingma
Location
Location2062 Zuni Canyon Rd.
Grants, New Mexico
CountryUSA
Architecture
Completed2009
Website
zunimountainstupa.org

Zuni Mountain Stupa is a Tibetan Buddhist temple of the Nyingma school in the Zuni Mountains in Grants, New Mexico, consecrated in 2009.[1] A library of Buddhist texts from the Tengyur and the Kangyur is stored in the dome.[2]

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History


Bhakha Rinpoche came to the US in the 1980s. He has been teaching at the Zuni Mountain land since 1989. The temple was established by Bhakha Rinpoche and his organization, the Vairotsana Foundation.[2] The Vairotsana Foundation is headquartered in Tularosa, New Mexico, the Orgyen Choling Tibetan Buddhist Center.[3]

Construction on the temple started in 2004 and was completed in 2009. The temple was consecrated September 5–6, 2009.[1] The complex also includes a cooking house and a prayer wheel house, built in 2001.[2]

Construction


The temple stupa is built in the style known as Duddul Chodten, a style which honors the Buddha's dispelling of negative forces. The dome, called a bumpa, is modeled on that of Boudhanath in Nepal. Construction took five years.[2]

See also


References


  1. ^ a b "Zuni Mountain Stupa" . Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar. July 29, 2009. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  2. ^ a b c d Fowler, Diane (September 10, 2009). "Buddhist Temple Consecrated in Zuni Mountains" . Cibola Beacon. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  3. ^ "Buddhist centers in southern NM offer Tibetan culture and traditions" . World Tibet Network News. Canada Tibet Committee. April 24, 2007. Retrieved 2015-04-23.

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Categories: 2009 establishments in New Mexico | Asian-American culture in New Mexico | Buildings and structures in Cibola County, New Mexico | Buddhist temples in New Mexico | Nyingma monasteries and temples | Religious buildings and structures completed in 2009 | Tibetan Buddhism in the United States | Stupas in the United States




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