from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mound or monument commemorative of Buddha.
- n. See 1st stupe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as stupe.
- n. In botany, tufted or matted filamentous matter like tow.
- n. In Buddhist arch., one of a class of dome-like edifices erected in honor of some event, or as a monument to mark a sacred spot.
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- n. a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
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Located next to the Stupa are a meditation centre and a monastery.
The earliest representations of Buddha were mounds erected on the relics of Buddha, also known as "Stupa".
We decided to join them and ended up down by the river where thousands of people were taking boats over to a mud bank in the middle of the Mekong (as it's half empty before the monsoon comes) to watch the building of the 'Stupa'.
Having spent five years as a hostage, McCarthy is well placed to reflect on the importance of mindfulness as he visits the Great Stupa at Sanchi and the cave temples of Alora, India.
Diptendu Dutta/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Tibetan monks and supporters of the Tibetan cause held candles as they participated in a Tibetan solidarity rally at Tashi Gomang Stupa near Siliguri, West Bengal, Thursday.
Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters A monk walked past on the roof of a monastery during sunset at Swoyambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu Friday.
Later, you'll visit the Jiva spa or the Sarnath Stupa (the site of Buddha's first teachings), take a carriage ride, or return to town to shop for brocade or visit the evening aarti (prayer ceremony).
Christopher Wise Spires atop That Chomsi Stupa After a swim (and a nap), I hopped on the bicycle again, making my way down the road closest to the Mekong and opted for a cold Lao Beer (try it over ice as the locals do) and an appetizer of grilled, sweet Lao sausage.
Great Stupa chief executive Ian Green said the temple would be 50m high, 50m in diameter and have 50 shrine rooms.
The seven-storey Stupa will be the largest Buddhist monument in the Western world when it is finished in 2010.