Lama Zopa Rinpoche Stupa of Complete Victory

at Kopan Monastery

A magnificent Stupa of Complete Victory is being built for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, this stupa will be 42 ft high (12.8 meters). The intention is to create a significant monument situated on a ground level covering an area of 180 square ft (55 square meters) and a semi-basement level spanning 715 square feet (218 square meters). We are currently in the planning stage of this project.

Rendering of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa of Complete Victory.

The stupa will be located on the northeast side of the Stupa Garden at Kopan Monastery where the stupas of Geshe Lama Konchog and Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundup are situated. This stupa will be facing exactly mid-way between Swayambhunath stupa and Boudhanath stupa. While maintaining the vastness of Kopan’s beautiful gardens, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s stupa will be built from the level below thus enlarging the whole area and enabling for two retreat rooms under the stupa. The architect working on this project has integrated the circumambulation path to go around all three stupas and incorporating the whole area as a place for purification and creating merit.

Rendering of the placement in Kopan’s garden of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa of Complete Victory.

Currently, we are in the process of determining the cost of all the holy objects that will be placed inside the stupa. These objects include, but are not limited to, the Tengyur and Kangyur, the life tree – that goes in the center of the stupa, forty trillion mantras inscribed on nano technology films, and various other sacred items.

His Eminence Zong Rinpoche recently came to Kopan Monastery to offer prayers for the swift return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the 49th day of Rinpoche showing the aspect of passing, he kindly offered guidance regarding the type of stupa to build. Zong Rinpoche advised for it to be a Stupa of Complete Victory, which represents the victory of Buddha over the mara of death.

The estimated construction cost of just the stupa monument is approximately US$459,252. This estimation was provided by one of the local Nepali architectural companies and includes the architectural plan. The major expenses involved in this estimate are related to the civil works required to prepare the ground and construct the main body of the stupa, as well as the landscaping, totaling US$272,699. Additionally, the estimate covers expenses for decorative painting, ornamentation works, the construction and installation of 32 small stupas around the perimeter, as well as scaffolding.

We will keep you updated on the progress of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa of Complete Victory. The actual building of the stupa will start on an auspicious day and as the project moves forward, we will provide updates to keep you informed of any developments, needs or milestones reached. May this stupa quickly create the cause for the swift return of our precious Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and for all his wishes to be actualized exactly as he planned.

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We also invite you to enjoy this animated video showing the plans for the stupa:

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