The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a museum located on residential Lighthouse Hill in Egbertville, Staten Island, New York City. It is home to one of the United States' most extensive collections of Himalayan artifacts. The museum was created by Jacques Marchais, (1887-1948) an American woman, to serve as a bridge between the West and the rich ancient and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region. Marchais designed her educational center to be an all-encompassing experience: it was built to resemble a rustic Himalayan monastery with extensive terraced gardens and grounds and a fish and lotus pond. The museum was praised for its authenticity by the Dalai Lama who visited in 1991. In 2009, the site was listed on the New York State Register and National Register of Historic Places. A writer in the New York Times referred to the museum's founder under the name Jacqueline Klauber, noting that she used Marchais as her professional name.
The Kadam Style Stupa is distinguished by a simple but traditional top with a parasol and thirteen falling discs. A square balcony-like structure with a round bell-shaped bottom is placed in the center, all of which is above around double lotus foundation.
Kadam stupas are commonly used as reliquaries. Some include only connected articles, while others contain the ashes of a lama or other renowned person. They frequently contain numerous kinds of treasure, ranging from .