Stupa Inauguration and Consecration Ceremony

His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurated the World Peace Stupa on 28th of October, 2001 in presence of the special guests including the honorable Defense Minister of India, Shri George Fernandes, the Vice Chairman of Lok-Sabha Shri Lachungpa, and the CM of UA. Shri. Hari Singh, the CM of Arunachal Pradesh Mr. Tsering Gyurme, the President of Lhadak’s Autonomous Body Mr. Thubten Tsewang, the Chairman of Tibetan People’s Deputy of CTA Mr. Perna Jungne and the Vice-chairman Mrs. Gyari Dolma, the Minister of Department of Education and Religion of CTA Mr. Thubten Lungrig, the Dalai Lama’s special envoy to the US Mr. Gyari Lodoe Gyaltsen, the former Minister of CTA Mr. Sadu Rinchen, and the Ambassador of Bhutan in Bangladesh. The renowned spiritual masters such as Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche, Khenchen Rinpoche, Khochhen Rinpoche, Sakya Dungse Rinpoche, Dzogchen Rinpoche, and Dorzong Rinpoche, Khenpos, Tulkus and Lopans were also present during the inaugural ceremony along with the hundreds of monks and lay people.

Having welcomed all the guests and people who gathered during the ceremony, the Dalai Lama expressed his deep appreciation for this remarkable achievement. He said was the result of the financial support from the great benefactor Ven. Ti Ching, the infinite aspiration and leadership of His Holiness Trichen Rinpoche, and the sole administration of Ven. Khochhen Rinpoche. While particularly thanking Ven. Khochhen Rinpoche for his hard work, the Dalai Lama admired Khochhen Rinpoche’s simplicity and dedicated personality.

During the inaugural ceremony 28th of October 2002, His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the stupa. Later, His Eminence Trulshig Rinpoche performed the consecration ritual for five days. Again, in early 2003, His Holiness Sakya Trizin led a consecration ceremony for the stupa for three days.