Ceremony at Burmese Stupa in New Jersey

Published on May 31, 2009

 

Bhikkhu Gunaratana with two other monks at the Lokachantha Pagoda

Bhikkhu Gunaratana with two other monks at the Lokachantha Pagoda

Bhikkhu Gunaratana with other monks attending ceremony at the Burmese Pagoda (Stupa) in New Jersey

Disciple Bhikkhu Gunaratana recently attended the Second Annual Buddha Puzaniya Ceremony at the Lokachantha Pagoda located at 63 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, New Jersey. A “puzaniya” is an annual Burmese ceremony to commemorate the consecration of a pagoda or stupa. Construction on this pagoda complex was started in 2005 by the American Burmese Buddhist Association (ABBA) with the pagoda itself being completed early in 2007. The complex is still under construction. A rendering of the complete proposed project in shown below.

Architectural rendering of completed Lokachantha Pagoda complex

Architectural rendering of completed Lokachantha Pagoda complex