Lumbini, the birthplace of Sakyamuni Buddha in the United Nations World Cultural Heritage Site, is the sacred pure land and spiritual homeland for countless people. Lumbini reminds people of the importance of the mother, for even the great enlightened Buddha, who profoundly influenced world peace through his Dharma teachings, was dependent on his mother’s loving care.
As the only non-sectarian stupa within Lumbini’s sacred garden, the WCPU is open to all peace-loving people regardless of country, region, background or belief, to pursue spiritual purity, true happiness and ultimate wisdom.
The Center reminds us of the love and peace that is our common aspiration. There, people learn how to achieve inner peace, a message that spreads in waves through relatives, friends, acquaintances, ultimately leading to a better world.
The seed of light begins with us, dear friends. We must offer our goodwill, so that the light of goodness shines in the dark. Let us gather at the Center to light wisdom lamps. Let us help awaken minds. Let the light of that holy place shine in every corner of the world. Then, the whole world will change.
Arrived in Kathmandu
The Swayambhunath Pagoda / Monkey Temple / Four Eyes Temple
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu valley with its enormous treasure house of art and sculpture, has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Swayambhunath Temple has a history of more than 2,000 years and is the oldest Buddhist temple in Nepal. The stupa consists of a dome at the base; above the dome, there is a cubic structure with the eyes of the Buddha looking in all four directions knowing all things happening in the mundane world. According to legend, Sakyamuni Buddha himself had once visited this place.
Pharping Asura Cave/ Arisen Tara
The Pharping Asura Cave is said to be the cave where Padmasambhava was affectionately called Guru Rinpoche by Tibetans, achieved supreme enlightenment. The precious handprints and knee prints left during his practice giving endless confidence to future Buddhism followers. At the same place, the naturally appearing image of the Arisen Tara time can be worshipped.
Arrive at the Lumbini WCPU in the evening, check-in and have dinner. Get the activity arrangements and lights out for sleep.
Lumbini World Center for Peace and Unity
The Center invites well-known yoga teachers from Nepal and India to teach yoga classes. The meditation is taught by Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche or other excellent teachers appointed by Rinpoche.
Morning: Get up early, meditation, breakfast, yoga class and Q&A.
Afternoon: meditation class with Q & A session, walking meditation, afternoon tea.
Evening: sharing talks, lights out for bed.
Lumbini World Center for Peace and Unity
The Thousand Buddha Lamp Event:
Light up a lamp to pray for the world and the world will shine with you!
The WCPU provides 1,000 precious lamps per year waiting for you to light them up during the grand sacred ceremonies.
There are lectures on Nepalese history and religions and exhibitions on Buddhist art boutiques including Buddha statues and Thangka made by local masters, which have extraordinary collection values.
Tea Party for Seeking Buddhist Treasures:
Supreme quality tea will be served while auctions are held on Buddha statues, Thangka, the seven Buddhist treasures, looking for end users with karmic connections.
Morning: Get up early, practice meditation, Lamp Lighting Ceremony, group photo;
Afternoon: Lecture on Nepalese history and religious, cultural exchanges and tea party;
Evening: sharing talk, lights out for bed.
Sankhu Vajrayogini Temple/ Milarepa Cave / Vajravarahi Temple / Boudhanath Stupa / Patan Ancient Capital / Durbar Square
Visit the Sankhu Vajrayogini Temple where Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche did Dharma practice in his childhood, and visit the Cave where Milarepa once did practice.
Admire the world’s largest round stupa – the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, the most distinctive Nepalese Tibetan Buddhist stupa, and the landmark building of the Kathmandu city. The Bodhha Buddha Stupa has a history of more than 1,500 years and it’s said to house the Sarira of ancient Kashgar Leaf Buddha.
Visit the Trungram International Academy Higher Secondary School (TIA)
Dr.Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche founded the school in 1995 and it currently has more than 200 students. Up to the present, it is the best private primary and secondary school in Nepal. The school provides scholarships for poor children and stipends for Sangha students.
Go back to Kathmandu Airport for return journey after lunch.
Note: The above itinerary is for reference only and the actual itinerary will be adjusted according to the specific situation and needs.
If you intend to participate in the activity of “Light the wisdom lamp – the journey of awakening to Nepal” or should you inquire further information, please feel free to contact us via email below: