After the initial blessing of the land a trip to Santa Fe was made to harvest juniper logs for making into obelisks, called tsokshing in Tibetan, to set into the stupa spire. Next was the "Suppressing of Negativity" ceremony meant to drive all ill fortune away from the area of the stupa. After the first half of the stupa was erected, the lower chamber of the stupa was filled with 6,000 tsa tsa in a community event. Another ceremony in November 2007 was held while three small granite stupas were filled with tsa tsa. Lastly was the consecration ceremony in 2009 which is shown on another page.