The Thousand Stars Foundation

Prayer-flag Teepee

On the road to Pala-U waterfall in Thailand, your eye might be caught by a large Teepee made of prayer flags among the trees. This is a part of the Thousand Stars Foundation, a Himalayan retreat in Prachuap Khirikhan province.

Prayer-flag Teepee
Prayer-flag Teepee

There are a variety of structures around the property. Some of them house statues of the boddhisattvas of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The prayer flag stupas are used for meditation and mantras.

Tibetan Earth House
Tibetan Earth House

Further up the mountain slopes of the property is the area where building of the Great Stupa has begun. The purpose of this structure is to place the energy of prayer in the service of world happiness. This is going to be a huge structure.

The Great Stupa
The Great Stupa

With the water features and prayer flags fluttering in the breeze against the backdrop of the mountains this is already a beautiful place.

Great Stupa foundation
Great Stupa foundation and lower levels
The design of the Great Stupa
The design of the Great Stupa

When completed, the structure will be impressive indeed. In the meantime, there are plenty of devotional and meditation activities to busy oneself with.

Prayer Flags
Prayer Flags
Inside the ‘Mantra Stupa’ made of prayer flags

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