The Namdrol Pemay Gatsal Stupas, envisioned as a holy place of pilgrimage for many generations to come, are located at Pema Osel Ling in the Santa Cruz Mountains and are a mandala of the red Dorje Drolo Stupa, which subdues negative forces and liberates upon seeing, and the eight stupas of the Joyous Buddha.
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 construction of a stupa, prostrate to it, circumambulate it, make offerings to it, the force of their merit increases tremendously.