Join Us to Inaugurate the Stupa Memorial in India

Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and the PBC Sangha will consecrate and dedicate the Stupa Memorial in Sarnath, India this fall in honor and memory of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche.

In November 2013, students of the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches are gathering from around the world in the holy land of Sarnath, India where the Buddha first turned the Wheel of Dharma to celebrate the inauguration of the Many Doors of Auspiciousness Stupa Memorial in honor and memory of our precious teacher, the great scholar and master Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche.

The Stupa Memorial at Orgyen Samye Chökhor Ling Nunnery will be consecrated and dedicated by Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and the PBC monks and nuns on November 24, 2013, the anniversary of the Buddha's Descent from the Gods Realm, Lha Bab Duchen.

Soon after the consecration ceremonies, everyone is invited to follow in the footsteps of the great masters and devotees of the past, and go on a guided pilgrimage to some of the sacred places of Buddha Shakyamuni, including a visit to the PBC Miracle Stupa in Shravasti near Jetavan Grove. For those wishing to stay longer, we’ll also travel to Bodhgaya, Nalanda, and Vulture’s Peak Mountain where we’ll meditate, supplicate, and make offerings to all the enlightened beings of the past, present, and future..

Please consider joining us for this pilgrimage and special dedication ceremonies! For more information, contact us at Padma Samye Ling
(607) 865-8068 or email us at

Download the Sarnath Stupa Inauguration Pilgrimage Details.

If you would like to communicate with other sangha members traveling to India about your plans for this pilgrimage, please join the PBC 2013 India Pilgrimage email group:

Sponsor the Sarnath Stupa Memorial Consecration
on November 24, 2013

Join in the incredible merit and auspiciousness of completing the Sarnath Stupa Memorial by sponsoring the ceremonies!

The consecration ceremonies on Lha Bab Duchen will include extensive offerings to the Nine Tatagatha Reliquary Stupas of Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, an elaborate tsok offering, thousands of light offerings, gifts for honorable guests, and food offerings for the gathered sangha, and sangha dana donations to the PBC nuns and monks. All meritorious activities on this day are said to be multiplied by 10 million times!

Donate any amount online by clicking here,

Or mail a check payable to "PBC" for Sarnath Stupa Memorial Consecration to:
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839

Thanks for helping make this an incredibly glorious celebration of our Precious Teacher, Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche!