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 Post subject: Vajrayogini Stupa
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:32 am 
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Does anyone know how does a Vajrayogini stupa look like, pictures would be great.

Also if one has the instructions, ingredients , what to place inside the Vajrayogini stupa etc to make it that would be awesome please PM me thank you.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:05 am 
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Is the Vajrayogini Stupa any one of this eight great STUPA designs?


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 Post subject: Re: Vajrayogini Stupa
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I have never hear of a Vajrayogini stupa. That would be neat to hear more about.

Those eight stupas you showed are connected to the eight great deeds of the Buddha, such as decent from Tushita, Teaching dharma, parinrivana etc.. that is on one level or view of looking at it, could thre be a "tantric" view of each stupa where they are associated with an activity? Maybe like the eight herukas, perhaps another aspect could be the eight consorts of the herukas, then you might have a chance of having an aspect of vajrayogini in a stupa?

Thants my little Dharma fantasy mind at work.

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 Post subject: Re: Vajrayogini Stupa
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Is there any Vajrayogini Stupa anywhere? I would love to see a picture!


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cool stupa pics


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 Post subject: Re: Vajrayogini Stupa
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At Mirik Monastery in India, Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche's monastery, there is a stupa which holds his remains. It's known as a "Kalachakra Stupa" --and there is, in fact, a large Kalachakra statue in the "window" or whatever that opening in the stupa is called.....it did not strike me as having a shape extraordinarily different from any of the designs in the 8 Stupa shapes in this thread.

http://www.bokarmonastery.org/mod/gallery/index.php?REQUEST_ID=cGFnZT1kZXRhaWwmZ0lEPTY=&pn=0So, my guess is that one of these shapes will have a Vajrayogini statue inserted in the archway, and that is why it will be called a Vajrayogini stupa.

But I could be proven wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Vajrayogini Stupa
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conebeckham wrote:
At Mirik Monastery in India, Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche's monastery, there is a stupa which holds his remains. It's known as a "Kalachakra Stupa" --and there is, in fact, a large Kalachakra statue in the "window" or whatever that opening in the stupa is called.....it did not strike me as having a shape extraordinarily different from any of the designs in the 8 Stupa shapes in this thread.

http://www.bokarmonastery.org/mod/gallery/index.php?REQUEST_ID=cGFnZT1kZXRhaWwmZ0lEPTY=&pn=0So, my guess is that one of these shapes will have a Vajrayogini statue inserted in the archway, and that is why it will be called a Vajrayogini stupa.

But I could be proven wrong.


Could be but a Kalachakra Stupa has a unique design with a sphere in place of the upper bell-like structure.

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 Post subject: Re: Vajrayogini Stupa
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kirtu wrote:
conebeckham wrote:
At Mirik Monastery in India, Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche's monastery, there is a stupa which holds his remains. It's known as a "Kalachakra Stupa" --and there is, in fact, a large Kalachakra statue in the "window" or whatever that opening in the stupa is called.....it did not strike me as having a shape extraordinarily different from any of the designs in the 8 Stupa shapes in this thread.

http://www.bokarmonastery.org/mod/gallery/index.php?REQUEST_ID=cGFnZT1kZXRhaWwmZ0lEPTY=&pn=0So, my guess is that one of these shapes will have a Vajrayogini statue inserted in the archway, and that is why it will be called a Vajrayogini stupa.

But I could be proven wrong.


Could be but a Kalachakra Stupa has a unique design with a sphere in place of the upper bell-like structure.

Kirt


Interesting! Take a look at the pics in that link...I know they're not great, but does it look like a sphere instead of a bell-like structure? I was just there, in December, and I seem it recall it being more round on top....

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 Post subject: Re: Vajrayogini Stupa
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conebeckham wrote:
kirtu wrote:
conebeckham wrote:
At Mirik Monastery in India, Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche's monastery, there is a stupa which holds his remains. It's known as a "Kalachakra Stupa" --and there is, in fact, a large Kalachakra statue in the "window" or whatever that opening in the stupa is called.....it did not strike me as having a shape extraordinarily different from any of the designs in the 8 Stupa shapes in this thread.

http://www.bokarmonastery.org/mod/gallery/index.php?REQUEST_ID=cGFnZT1kZXRhaWwmZ0lEPTY=&pn=0So, my guess is that one of these shapes will have a Vajrayogini statue inserted in the archway, and that is why it will be called a Vajrayogini stupa.

But I could be proven wrong.


Could be but a Kalachakra Stupa has a unique design with a sphere in place of the upper bell-like structure.

Kirt


Interesting! Take a look at the pics in that link...I know they're not great, but does it look like a sphere instead of a bell-like structure? I was just there, in December, and I seem it recall it being more round on top....


I can't tell. It could be that the Kalachakra Stupa design that I referred to is specific to Gelug or comes from a particular tradition. But at least three Kalachakra Stupa's world-wide have the same essential design:

Typical Kalachakra Stupa design

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