Mani Stones at Simdzi is one of the first Heritage Projects undertaken
by Rokpa to protect sites of special cultural and spiritual significance.
wall was originally built by the great 19th century Tibetan Master,
Patrul Rinpoche who is revered by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
It was at this place that Patrul Rinpoche had a vision of Chenrezig
stamping out the flames of hatred all over the world and transforming
fields destroyed by war into fields of flowers.
the Cultural Revolution the wall was destroyed and Rokpa is now
helping to facititate its repair. In
2005 Rokpa was asked to sponsor another 24 metres of the wall 6
metres wide and 5 metres high. The carving of the Kangyur which
consists of 103 volumes of the Buddha's teachings accompanied by
three images at the beginning and three at the end will then be
completed. The images have to be made in Chengdu since there is
not an artist on site who can design and engrave the images accurately
person who originally undertook to restore the wall is very ill
and wishes to see the work completed before he dies. Rokpa International
wants to make a special effort to fulfill his wish. It will take
another three years to complete the carving of the text and the
Akong Rinpoche visited the wall in 2004 with a multi-national party
of Rokpa supporters there were more than ten thousand pilgrims gathered
in tents at the east side of the wall who in five days completed
a hundred million Manis for world peace. Many also made circumambulations
around the wall while praying and reciting mantras.