The Stupa will be built on a beautiful stretch of land (3.2 acres) near the Castle of Grafenegg in the Wachau, a picturesque valley in Lower Austria. The Danube Wachau Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Europe.
The largest World Peace Stupa in Europe (30m diameter and 33m high).
Who is initiator of the project?
The Stupa will be built by the Stupa-Institute. Head of the project is the Buddhist monk Bop Jon Sunim Tenzin Tharchin. He is a Korean monk living in Austria.
Sunim Tenzin Tharchin was already the initiator of the Stupa in Zalaszanto, Hungary, inaugurated in 1993 by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama signed and blessed the Stupa-plan and gave us five relics of the Buddha.
His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang dedicated a facsimile copy of The Golden Dragon Sutras written in gold to us. There are only six facsimile-copies left in the world.
The Korean lady Kim Sun Hwa offers Sunim the only collection of the complete Korean Buddhist Canon to place it into the Stupa. This is the most comprehensive collection about life and the universe that still exists in South Korea.
This Symbol of Peace in Lower Austria will become an international project as people from all over the world will be pleased with it and would like to participate in it.
The Stupa will be financed by donations. Every support is welcome.
What is a Stupa for?
The Stupa is a symbol of enlightenment and represents the Buddha’s Mind.
A Stupa is a manifestation of the Enlightened Mind – permeated by infinite wisdom and compassion towards all sentient beings. For that reason it is a Monument for World Peace, for happiness and mutual understanding.
A Stupa creates a space of concentration. It is an imposing structure; possessing strong attraction and radiance that can lead people together in a joint quest for peace and create a partnership for spreading the message of peace – the Stupa acts as a counterbalance to the suffering in the world. It is also a symbol of the awakened mind, which is pervaded with limitless wisdom and compassion for all living beings. It should stand for a monument opposed to whatever violence in the name of religion. It is setting a sign opposed to dissension and egoism within our global reality of living, for bringing people together, for sustaining exchange of thought, and for establishing harmony among people apart from worldviews and ideological positions.
According to the teachings of The Buddha, Stupas should be built for peace and the benefit of all beings, especially during our time of sorrow.
Dear Stupa friends, we would like to invite you from the heart to find rest and strength at this ancient healing place amidst the vineyards nearby the Wagram.
With your contribution for peace by your kind donation you will be connected with the Stupa forever. Please make your contribution for the realization of this magnificent project – Peace-Park, Monument – a location of silence and reflection, and of intercultural and spiritual encounter, meant to host lectures, public talks and public dialogue.
We offer you the opportunity to become part of this very special project. Through your support a vision can come true, that will not only make the region highly renowned but moreover will be of international importance.
CALL FOR DONATIONS
The Stupa in Austria will be an international project that needs strong support. We would be enormously thankful for any of your contribution and for forwarding our request.
Please make your donations to one of our bank accounts:
Unicredit Bank Austria AG
IBAN: AT05 1200 0512 4404 4044
BIC Code: BKAUATWW
IBAN: AT27 3204 5000 0020 8116
BIC Code: RLNWATWWBAD
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Our cordial thanks for your donation!