In this culture center, the main idea is to introduce the journey of enlightment in Tibet to British. This is a normal structure of a stupa and the most interesting thing is that each can represent the different levels for achieving enlightment. In Buddhism, The shape of the stupa represents the Buddha and Although not described in any Tibetan text on stupa symbolism, the stupa may represent the five purified elements: the square base represents earth, the hemispherical dome/vase represents water. The top means the fire. Additionally, basement, a bottle tower and Tasha not only make up the whole structure of a stupa and they also mean three important points in the journey. Basement, bottle of tower and Tasha mean three important points in the journey of achieving wisdom.

Journey of Nirvana
Within the Buddhist tradition, this term has commonly been interpreted as the extinction of the "three fires". When these fires are extinguished, release from the cycle of rebirth (saṃsāra) is attained.
In time, with the development of Buddhist doctrine, other interpretations were given, such as the absence of the weaving (vana) of activity of the mind, the elimination of desire, and escape from the woods, cq. The five skandhas or aggregates.
Buddhist tradition distinguishes between nirvana in this lifetime and nirvana after death. In "nirvana-in-this-lifetime" physical life continues, but with a state of mind that is free from negative mental states, peaceful, happy, and non-reactive. With "nirvana-after-death", nirvana, the last remains of physical life vanish, and no further rebirth takes place.

 

Meditation around the Tower

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