Conversation on Peace - California




Imagine if we had a safe space for all to apply the unconditional love of a mother for her child to building peace in the world.

Imagine if today we had a safe place for Russian and Ukrainian diplomats to meet and de-escalate violence?

Imagine if there was a “Davos” for peace lovers?

Imagine if on the birthplace of Buddha there was a world class gathering place where we can curate peace-loving music concerts, learning spaces, co-creation workshops, and retreats.

Imagine if this Universal Peace Sanctuary on sacred land acted as a radar to amplify peace world wide. 

What would you like the Universal Peace Sanctuary to look like and accomplish?



Lily Lapenna Huda and Peggy Liu will be hosting this conversation in Lily’s lovely home in Santa Monica. The address will be sent after you RSVP. Please help us share this event invite so that we may introduce Rinpoche to peace lovers in Los Angeles.



The Universal Peace Sanctuary is a destination for all peace lovers. 

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Construction has begun on the birthplace of Buddha, in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Lumbini Nepal. The sanctuary will honour the Enlightened Ones who realized the way to peace within and peace without. It will serve as a radiant beacon, helping to inspire and guide individuals, communities, and nations toward harmonious coexistence and reconciliation.

The Universal Peace Sanctuary is a project of the 501c3 US non-profit Rangrig Yeshe.

EIN: 04-3054841.

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While the Universal Peace Sanctuary is non-denominational, its visionary, His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche is of Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhist lineage. He’s perfectly fluent in English because he taught and lived in US and Europe for years. He has been called the world’s best translator of sacred Dzogchen texts. He is the best-selling author of “Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath”.

H.E. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche was born in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. His Eminence was recognized as a holy child and began training as a lama at the age of four. Rinpoche attended the Buddhist University in Sarnath, India, and received empowerment and transmissions from many of the greatest realized Buddhist masters. Rinpoche is a lineage holder of the Great Perfection, Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism. His primary root teacher is His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche, Sangjey Dorje.

Shyalpa Rinpoche’s son, His Holiness the IXth Kyabgon Jedrungpa, was coronated at 8 years old as the 9th Reincarnation of the Tibetan king who brought Buddhism to Tibet, founded of the Tibetan Empire, and created the Tibetan alphabet - Songtsen Gampo (569–649).