Rinpoche insisted that we build a 15 meter foundation for the stupa. Although we couldn’t obtain a hill, the tall and stable foundation would suffice. We have proposed to use the foundation as a temple for Amitabha and other 4 dhaniya Buddhas. Rinpoche agreed with this idea.
He remarked that the lotus base must be strong, as it will hold the weight of the stupa and images. We must look for the best materials. It won’t be good if we want to save money and buy cheap materials for this purpose.
We’ll put a large number of “bum ter” (treasure pots) in the base of five natural elements. They will bring happiness, prosperity and success in life and eleminate illnesses, disasters, poverty and conflicts from the world.