"Awesome stupa, We had such a great time with the kids. They loved spinning the prayer wheels."
"I'm so inspired by this Tibetan Buddhist temple set in a beautiful, manicured landscape."
"I really feel an uplift from walking around the stupa. I come here often. We're lucky such a place exists."
The Moloa'a Stupa
A miraculous appearance
A stupa is a wish fulfilling gem, a representation of the enlightened mind of a Buddha.
Stupas bring liberating energy to the world, helping overcome suffering and bringing benefit to all those who are fortunate enough to see one.
The Background Story
The Four Noble Truths
A core Buddhist teaching
1. All existence is dukkha. The word dukkha has been variously
translated as suffering, sorrow, anguish, pain, or unsatisfactoriness.
The Buddha’s insight was that our lives are a struggle, and we do not
find ultimate happiness or satisfaction in anything we experience.
This is the problem of existence.
2. The cause of dukkha is craving. The natural human tendency is
to blame our difficulties on things outside ourselves. But the Buddha
says that their actual root is to be found in the mind itself. In particular
our tendency to grasp at things (or alternatively to push them away)
places us fundamentally at odds with the way life really is.
3. The cessation of dukkha comes with the cessation of
craving. As we are the ultimate cause of our difficulties, we are also
the solution. We cannot change the things that happen to us, but we
can change our responses.
4. There is a path that leads from dukkha. Although the Buddha
throws responsibility back on to the individual he also taught
methods through which we can change ourselves, for example the
Noble Eightfold Path.