The World Center for Peace and Unity was established on April 4, 2011 by the United Trungram Buddhist Foundation (UTBF), and is located in the Lumbini Holy Park, the birthplace of the Buddha.
Lumbini is a beautiful city in southern Nepal near the Indian border, about 280 km from Kathmandu. It is not only the birthplace of the Buddha, but also the protected area of the World Cultural Heritage designated by the United Nations. After being re-excavated by archaeologists in 1896, with the full support of the Nepalese government and the UNESCO, Lumbini was developed into an important park for purposes of preservation, research and pilgrimage, etc. All countries in the world have been invited to build their representative temples in the park for Buddhists of different denominations around the world to go on pilgrimage.
The World Center for Peace and Unity is the only non-sectarian tower in the park dedicated to create an environment for all who aspire to learn the concept of peace and are willing to spread this concept to all parts of the world. The center provides venues, catering and accommodations for groups and organizations to have international conferences or research seminar. The center also offers a variety of yoga, meditation and Dharma courses, as well as cultural exchanges such as lectures, exhibitions and salons.