(Dorji Wangchuk’s personal blog for pure speculations and reflections)
November 05, 2012
There are different kinds
of stūpa, usually said to be of eight types, but the earliest,
according to Tibetan sources, is said to the one called Pad-spungs-mchod-rten
“The Lotus-Heap Stūpa.” See the Ri mo’i rnam gzhag (p. 501).