Medicine Buddha Marble Stupa Series
A Series of Shows and Interviews 2021-22
We are thrilled to host and interview several individuals and groups who will be working with Diamond Mountain to make the Medicine Buddha marble stupas and pilgrimage path a reality.
Sunam and Hanlie share more about the monthly talks in March.
What, Who, When
- Overview by Ven. Sunam and Hanlie van Wyk (April)
- Stories about famous stupas & steps by Geshe Michael
- Integrating stupa, structure and landscape – by Henry, Bob + Johnny
- Extracting the magic marble – by Marco Gonzales ((July 2, (8pm Arizona time))
(August 7, 2021, 6am Arizona, 3pm Berlin, 4 pm Moscow, 9pm Singapore) -> read more
- The Diamond & the Mountain – by Ven. Jigme, Sunam + Hanlie (September)
- Replenish the desert & lower your impact – by Travis (October)
- Pilgrim practices – by Geshe Michael (November)
- The Diamond & the Mountain – by Ven. Jigme, Sunam + Hanlie (December)
- Why a stupa: meaning and correlations – (January)
- Breaking Ground at Diamond Mountain – Hanlie + Sunam (2022)
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Architects & Masterplan
To start we interviewed four organizations to develop a masterplan. A masterplan is the overall plan that guides and governs the project over a period or several years. It brings the vision to life! In the end we selected Line and Space.
This architectural from came highly recommended by the clients we interviewed, came to Diamond Mountain in person to see the site, are very conscious of sustainable practices and have worked extensively in China. We are excited about working with their team over the next three months to produce a masterplan.
At the same time, we have been in conversation with our neighbors and owners of the Cochise Marble quarry. They introduced us to their master quarrier in Europe and have sent us a rendering of what marble stupas might look like. They have a CNC factory in Utah that may produce the stupas as well the marble steps going up the mountain. They also have a ceramic business in Vietnam.
Lush & Green
Then we have been working with the University of Arizona and Albert Bates to plan how we can best create a lush and green lower campus and strive for reforestation of this area. This will allow every person that goes on a Medicine Buddha pilgrimage to stay cool as they walk from marble stupa to marble stupa all the way up the mountain.
and the Diamond Mountain Team