The One Rupee Donation Drive



The Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), H.E. Esala Ruwan Weerakoon, and Madam Krishanti of Sri Lanka are participating in a ceremony to launch The One Rupee Donation Drive for the Universal Peace Sanctuary in Lumbini, Nepal, on November 14, 2020.

The Mahasiddha Sanctuary for Universal Peace will honor the Enlightened One’s fearless engagement and compassionate action in our world for the benefit and welfare of all sentient beings. It will serve as a radiant beacon, helping to inspire and guide individuals, communities, and nations toward peaceful coexistence and reconciliation.

The merit and good karma generated from participating in this charitable activity will be immeasurable. His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche invites everyone to support this sacred project with one positive thought, one prayer for peace, or one single rupee.

His Eminence speaks about the true meaning of this endeavor: “The Mahasiddha Sanctuary is about nourishing seeds of universal harmony and peace. Everyone can participate with a pure and generous heart—free of personal agenda. According to the teaching of the Buddha, this is the attitude that will engender peace, harmony, tolerance, and understanding.”

2,600 years ago, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to the most holy Prince Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini. Tragically, she passed away seven days after giving birth. All mothers sacrifice their own comfort to care for their children with love and kindness. The Universal Peace Sanctuary will honour all our mothers of past, present and future, as they exemplify pure, unconditional love. Only with unconditional love will we find peace within and peace without.

His Eminence has traveled around the world sharing his vision for the Mahasiddha Sanctuary. Many are inspired and ask Rinpoche how they can contribute. Rinpoche responds by saying: “I would like you to think of this as your project, not as Rinpoche’s project. This is everyone’s project! If you see something worthy here, if you feel inspired and would like to contribute to a more peaceful and compassionate world, feel free to use your creativity and see what you can do to support this project and inspire others.”

All donations will be greatly appreciated and the names of donors will be recorded and displayed at Mahasiddha Sanctuary for Universal Peace.