The Stupas at Pema Osel Ling are a mandala of the eight traditional types of stupa representing the eight miraculous events in the Buddha’s life.
The Sanskrit word stupa has been translated in Tibetan as chorten which means sacred support worthy of receiving offerings. It is a sacred support of ultimate enlightenment and a support for beings to cultivate merit.
There are many beautiful histories on the creation of stupas throughout Tibet, Nepal and India. The building of stupas is one of the highest techniques to accomplish the transformation of negative energy into positive energy, alleviating suffering by causing positive circumstances.
The benefits of this great shrine are enjoyed by those who join their knowledge of the monument’s qualities with sincere faith and purely motivated intent. When such individuals aid in the stupa’s construction, prostrate to it, circumambulate it, make offerings to it, the force of their merit increases tremendously. The central stupa, a Dorje Drolod stupa, subdues negative forces.