STUPA OF GREAT ENLIGHTENMENT ON LAKE BAIKAL

 

 

The Omnibenevolent Great Enlightenment Stupa, which gives liberation through vision (Tib. Kunsang Jangchub Chenpo Tongdrol Chorten), was built in 2004-2005 in Irkutsk region on Ogoi Island (Lake Baikal).

 

The project was initiated and sponsored by artist and architect Irina Maschitsky. Based on Tibetan Buddhist canons, Irina developed the Stupa project. Lama Dola, who built more than forty stupas all over the world, Pema Rangrig Dorje Rinpoche and other famous Lamas from Nepal and Bhutan were invited to perform the rituals required for the construction of the Stupa. The name for the Stupa was given by Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. 

 

Many great contemporary masters of Tibetan Buddhism have given their blessings for its construction: Dzarong Trulshik Shatrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, Kyabje Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche, Khenpo Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsevang Dongyal Rinpoche, and others. Buddhists and representatives of other religions from different parts of Russia and other countries participated in the construction of the Omnibenevolent Stupa Of Great Enlightenment. For many years of existence, the Baikal Stupa truly became a place of the spirit.