Treasures buried in the Stupa of Enlightenment

Relics placed in the Stupa of Enlightenment, July 1999

Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Relics

  • Body Fluids from kudung
  • Salts used to preserve the kudung
  • 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

Additional relics from great lineage masters

Rice used by 17th Karmapa
Blood pill of 16th Karmapa
Bone from the 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 (dutsi) of 16th Karmapa
Rice used for a 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

Remnant of shirt worn by Dezhung Rinpoche, 1971 – 75
Dharma robe from Buddha statue at Kushinagara
Stick from Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya

Water and sand from the four great pilgrimage places

  • water from Sopema, Guru Rinpoche lake Swayambhu Stupa, Pharping, Tib. Yang le Sho
  • 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 nar Bodhnath stupa
  • sand from holes left by Guru Rinpoche’s hand and head rock impressions

Relics from Tsurphu Monastery

  • Juniper blessed by 15th Karmapa
  • Special rocks
  • Buddha’s body, speech and mind pill
  • Pill – all precious substances together
  • Piece of a big statue that was broken by the Chinese

Dutsi of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Banner of Tai Situ Rinpoche
Relics from Mount Kailash
Buddha’s relics

Tsurphu Monastery relics brought by Lama Dawa and Lama Phuntsok

  • Chenrezig relics
  • Relics of 7th Karmapa 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
  • Samantatabadhra relics
  • Pill from all world blessing

Special argham substance 
Special padyam substance 
Special gandhe substance