Contents of the Stupa

The following relics were placed in the Stupa of Enlightenment in July 1999.

Relics from Trungpa Rinpoche

  • Body fluids from Kudung
  • Salts
  • Ashes in piece of cloth in which VCTR's body had been wrapped
  • Hair
  • Damaru
  • Shamtab
  • White silk dressing gown
  • Underwear and socks
  • Metal heat-flake from grate on VCTR's body was placed in purkhang


  • Rice used by 17th Karmapa
  • Blood pill of 16th Karmapa
  • Bone from cremation of 16th Karmapa
  • Dorje Sempa pill
  • Black pill of 16th Karmapa
  • Salts of 16th Karmapa
  • Salts of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
  • Gyaltsap Rinpoche pill - all precious substances together
  • Pill of 3rd Karmapa
  • Mendrup of 16th Karmapa
  • Rice used for special ceremony by Bokar Rinpoche
  • Pill from all holy places, earth and water
  • Special ceremony rice of Thrangu Rinpoche
  • Special ceremony rice of 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
  • Piece of text of Atisha
  • Lhasa - medicine from Buddha's bowl
  • Salts of 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul
  • Thread of Lodro Thaye
  • Thread of Marpa
  • Rice used by 16th Karmapa

Water and sand from great pilgrimage places

  • Water from Tsopema, Guru Rinpoche lake Swayambhu Stupa, Pharping
  • Water, springs, Guru Rinpoche spot near Kathmandu
  • Water caught from dome of Bodhnath Stupa
  • Sand from 'inside garden' at Bodhnath Stupa and from grounds of Swayambhu Stupa
  • Sand from phurba hole in Guru Rinpoche's cave in Pharping
  • Rock from Naropa's cave at Pashupathi
  • Rock from upper Asura's cave of Guru Rinpoche retreat place at Pharping
  • Rock from Dorje Phagmo cave near Bodhnath stupa
  • Sand from holes left by Guru Rinpoche's hand and head rock impressions

Relics from Tsurphu

  • Juniper blessed by 15th Karmapa
  • Special rocks
  • Buddha's body, speech and mind pill
  • Pill - all precious substances together
  • Piece of big statue that was broken by the Chinese
  • Dudtsi of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
  • Banner of Tai Situ Rinpoche
  • Relics from Mount Kailash
  • Buddha's relics
  • Tsurphu relics brought by Lama Dawa and Lama Phuntsok
  • Chenrezig relics
  • Relics of 7th Karmapa's brain relic of a Karmapa (Lama Tashi didn't know which Karmapa)
  • Relics of Chogyur Lingpa
  • Relics of Atisha
  • Dakini terma paper
  • Relics of Lodro Thaye
  • Lodro Thaye all precious substances together
  • Relics of Prajnapani protector
  • Lodro Thaye's gzan
  • Ter of Vimalamitra from Chogyur Lingpa
  • Samantabhadra relics
  • Pill from all world blessing
  • Special argham substance
  • Special padyam substance
  • Special gandhe substance
  • Remnant of shirt worn by Dezhung Rinpoche
  • Dharma robe from Buddha statue at Kushinagara
  • Stick from Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya


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