The World Center for Peace and Unity (WCPU) is a nonsectarian temple located in Lumbini Holy Park, the birthplace of the Buddha. It was established on April 4, 2011 by the United Trungram Buddhist Foundation. Lumbini, a beautiful city about 280 km south of Kathmandu, near the Indian border, is a protected World Heritage site, designated by the United Nations. The site was excavated by archaeologists in 1896; nearly 100 years later, with the full support of the Nepalese government and UNESCO, it was developed into an important park dedicated to spiritual pilgrimage, historical research, and cultural preservation. Nations around the world have been invited to build temples in the park, places for Buddhists of all denominations to visit on pilgrimage. The only nonsectarian Stupa in the park, WCPU is dedicated to those who want to truly understand peace and are willing to spread it to all parts of the world. WCPU provides meeting space, catering and accommodations for groups and organizations holding international conferences or research seminars. It also offers a variety of programs for individuals, including yoga, meditation and Dharma courses, as well as cultural exchanges such as lectures, exhibitions and salons.