H.H.'s advice now is the following: Rinpoche's heart and skull should be enshrined in a statue that will be made to look like Rinpoche himself. This statue will be placed in front of the stupa which will house the majority of the other Precious remains. The larger pieces of bone matter will be enshrined in the aforementioned stupa, which will be five feet tall, to be constructed in the monastery's Tara shrine room. Another, three-story large stupa will be constructed in front of the Naro-Drubkhang, Benchen Drubde Ösal Ling, in Pharping. This large stupa will contain many tsatsa which will be prepared from whatever smaller bone matter and cremation ashes are left. In the groundfloor of this stupa will be an accesible room that will contain a three-dimensional mandala of White Tara and paintings of her various aspects.
Both stupas will be constructed according to the ritual tradition of "Drime Namnyi." The stupa in the Tara shrineroom will be of the type called "Jangchub Chörten" or "Enlightenment Stupa," according to the measurements and directions of H.H. the 15th Karmapa Kakhyab Dorje. Already a few years ago, when Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche visited H.H. the 17th Karmapa in Gyuto Monastery in India, the construction of such a stupa was discussed and approved by H.H. At this time the Gyalwa Karmapa actually drew a sketch of such a stupa and marked all the various parts of it by name. This happened while H.H. requested Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche to introduce to him the various types of stupas and their designs. H.H. then took the opportunity on this occasion to introduce Tenga Rinpoche to a slightly variant tradition of stupa design, originating with the 15th Karmapa Kakhyab Dorje. Rinpoche's reliquary stupa will be constructed according to this tradition. The stupa in Pharping will be of the type known as "Lhabab Chörten" or "Descent from the Tushita Heavens Stupa" which signifies Buddha Shakyamuni's descent from the heavens of the gods to earth. H.H. the Karmapa said: "Since Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche served for so many years as H.H. the 16th Karmapa's Vajra Master in Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, it would be very good if a few of Rinpoche's Precious Relics could be sent there as well, in order to serve as a support and inspiration for our faithful followers there. I will then personally ask them to construct a small stupa there to contain these Precious Remains." Accordingly we will offer a small portion of the relics to Rumtek monastery.'
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In total there are 4 bags of Rinpoche's ashes of which we, so far, opened and inspected one. We found 37 relic pills, some of them have a shining golden-yellow, shining copper like red, silver-white, grey color and some are dark. To see this we are very happy and all of us can be very proud to know such a great master.We will try to take pictures which we want to put on the website. So, we will continuously go through Kyabje Rinpoche's ashes and let you know more later on.
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