Welcome to The Eight-spoked Wheel, the blog for the new website of Arlee, Montana’s Garden of 1000 Buddhas and HH the Dalai Lama’s anticipated visit to perform its consecration. Please bookmark or subscribe to the feed of The Eight-spoked Wheel to catch the latest news, photos, and more in-depth stories during the Garden’s development. Be sure to take a moment to click around the new site, created as an offering by Bozeman’s Catch & Release Graphics and Radd Icenoggle. We welcome your feedback in the comments! Expect constant additions and improvements.
Why “The Eight-spoked Wheel”? This will be the configuration of the Garden of 1000 Buddhas, as envisioned by Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche on his land at Ewam Sang-ngag Ling. It is one of Buddhism’s most ancient symbols, representing Shakyamuni Buddha’s original “turning of the wheel of dharma,” detailing the eight-fold path, a way of life that can free anyone beyond suffering in the state of enlightenment. Moreover, we chose today, the holy day celebrating the birth of the Buddha, as the time to unveil the new site and felt it was most appropriate.
May we all work together in great joy to bring this sacred Garden into being and soon welcome the supremely auspicious visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama!