Long Life Stupa in Arosio

Buddhist center THUPTEN CHANGCHUP LING under the guidance of Ven. Khenchen Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa built a Stupa of Complete Victory, also called the Stupa of Long Life or in Tibetan the Namgyal-Chörten, in Arosio. The project was implemented with the help of many supporters and Dharma friends.

The benefits of circumambulating the Stupas
In reply to Ven. Shariputra, Buddha explained the benefits of circumambulating the Stupas: “Free from the eight adverse conditions, one will take rebirth in a noble and wealthy family; free from disturbing emotions, one will make generosity his/her heart practice, one will have an attractive body and beautiful complexion, other people will be happy to see him/her, one will have great power and will become a Dharma King; One will be reborn as a fortunate being, full of enthusiasm for the teachings of the Buddha – once he becomes a yogi he will perform great miracles and gradually obtain the 32 marks of complete purity and 80 secondary marks of the body of a Buddha.”

The power of Buddha Nampar Gyalma’s mantra
The Stupa in Arsio hosts a statue of Buddha Nampar Gyalma, whose mantra is extremely powerful. It is a mantra that has the power to protect our universe and our nature from pollution, to purify sentient beings from their negative karma and contaminations, and to free us from rebirth in the lower realms. If one generates strong faith, the mantra will protect you from the wrong paths and negative astrological influences, and will guarantee you long and healthy life. This mantra represents the essence of all the Buddhas of the four tantric classes. Any being who comes in contact with this mantra is blessed by its beneficial powers.

We dedicate this Stupa to the long life of our 
precious holy Masters and all sentient beings,
 as well as the world peace.

With this masterpiece of long life we wish to commemorate our aspirations for the long, joyous, peaceful and luminous lives of our Masters. All these aspirations are symbolized by different design elements of a Stupa. 

At the end of February 2013 Ven. Khenchen Lama Sherab filled the Stupa with precious objects, relics and Dharma texts.  

His Holiness Sakya Trizin consecrated the Stupa on 13 March 2013, during a visit to Arosio, where he also conferred the empowerment of Buddha Nampar Gyalma (Buddha Ushnishavijaya).



7 September 2013: Universal Prayer Day

1 May 2014: Guru Yoga offered to Ven. Khenchen Lama Sherab

19 July 2015: Prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of special celebrations at the centre for his 80th birthday

The precious visit of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin in July 2017

26 May 2021: precious visit of His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche during which he celebrated with us the holy day of Saga Dawa Düchen, conferred Simhanada Avalokiteshvara & Green Tara empowerments and prayed with us for universal peace.

21 September 2021: We welcomed with great joy His Eminence Asanga Vajra Rinpoche for his first visit at our centre during which he conferred the initiation of White Prajnaparamita.