Jangchub Chorten (Enlightenment Stupa) was designed and built by Khenpo Karpo of Bhutan in 2002. Within the stupa are contained thousands of sacred artifacts. For detailed information on the symbolism and on the specific relics and sacred objects in this stupa, please visit our website.
Circumambulation, the act of walking in a circle around an object of veneration, is common to many of the world’s religious traditions. Buddhists circumambulate to show devotion, pay tribute, cultivate their minds, and accumulate merit. Although the practice predates Buddhism, the Buddha mentioned it several times over his teaching career and said it purified negative karma and ensured a favorable rebirth.
You are invited to circulambulate Jangchub Chorten: Please walk in a clockwise direction, walking on the lower level of gravel. Please recite mantras and/or prayers while you walk.
A traditional Tibetan Buddhist mantra is: Om Mani Padme Hum The Dalai Lama explained this mantra in brief: “the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.”