Psycho-cosmic Symbolism of the Buddhist Stupa, by Lama Govinda, presents the origin, history, forms, and significance of this quintessential symbol of enlightenment. Part One traces the development of the stupa in India and Ceylon. Part Two reviews the origins of the stupa and discusses archetypal and scholastic symbolism. Photographs of famous stupas, line drawings, and diagrams support understanding.
Twelve essays by this noted Western lama present the stupa as a symbol of enlightened knowledge.