It has been our long-held aspiration to build a Tibetan Buddhist temple in Canberra, and the ACT Government has generously granted us land for this purpose, in recognition of our dedicated service to the community for over 25 years.
Lama Choedak Rinpoche and Sakya Losal Choe Dzong, the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra, are pleased to announce the building of The Stupa Temple of Peace, or in short the STOP project.
The construction of a temple is a rare occurrence and is said to bring special blessings to all connected with it. The Canberra community and beyond will benefit from the spread of the universal Buddhist message of respect, kindness, generosity and social harmony.
The design and construction of the two storey 800m2 building is being led by a dedicated and professional project team. The distinct and exquisite Tibetan building architecture will incorporate the best of modern design principles. The ground floor public space includes the meditation hall with a traditional shrine that will seat over 150 people, as well as a function room, large kitchen, reception and shop. Upstairs will be the Lama's residence and audience room and three bedrooms.
The main building, shrine room and the consecrated nine-metre stupa at the front of the building will be treasured by Buddhists and the broader community. Visiting the temple will be a deeply enriching experience. The Stupa Temple of Peace provides a significant addition to the cultural landscape of Canberra.
Being part of a Buddhist temple project is very meritorious and it can only come to fruition with your involvement. We respectively ask for your generosity and contribution in this unique undertaking.