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Peace Sanctuary

Peace Sanctuary

Peace Sanctuary

“Make peace more fashionable than war”
~ H.E. Shyalpa T Rinpoche
About
The Peace Sanctuary
The Mahasiddha Sanctuary for Universal Peace is under construction on the site adjacent to the Sacred Garden where Lord Buddha was born. 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 outer structure of the Sanctuary Shrine Hall evokes images of a lotus flower, a butter lamp, a stupa, and a mandala offering.
Further symbolism in the design of sanctuary:
—The golden finial represents the thirteen levels of accomplishment.
—The vast, immaculate space of the Sanctuary Shrine Hall conveys the timeless purity of Buddha’s enlightenment.
—The golden statue of Queen Mayadevi with the newborn Prince Siddhartha will honour all our mothers, who exemplify unconditional love for their children. This unconditional love is the source of all peace.
—The water pool that surrounds the sanctuary symbolizes great compassion for all sentient beings.
lotus
the innate purity of Buddha nature
butter lamp
the five Buddha wisdoms
Stupa
the enlightened mind of Buddha
mandala offering
the field of enlightened activity
Inside the Peace Sanctuary
PEACE LIBRARY
In the Buddhist tradition, when a sacred structure is being built, it has to be filled with relics that represent the three jewels. The Universal Peace Library will serve that purpose by housing a comprehensive collection of Lord Buddha’s canonical teachings, sutras and tantras, writings and commentaries by realized masters of all Buddhist traditions in print and digital formats, in all languages available. In addition, the library will be a repository of texts on the topic of peace, passed down from masters of all spiritual traditions.
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PEACE MUSEUM
The Peace Museum will call upon collectors, philanthropists, monasteries, and institutions for donations of precious Buddhist artifacts, many of which date back to the early centuries of the Common Era. They will have a permanent home where they can be carefully preserved, displayed, and presented to the public.
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ASSEMBLY HALL
The Grand Assembly Hall will accommodate up to 5,000 people for teachings, empowerments, conferences, and seminars, with state-of-the-art video and audio facilities. It will host the International Buddhist Federation Peace Conference and other related events.
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MEDITATION ROOMS
Visitors will have access to personal meditation instruction from resident teachers and may practice alone or with monks in quiet meditation rooms. Short-term or long-term retreats can be arranged. The space may also serve for group practices, teachings, and ceremonies.
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PEACE INSTITUTE
The Universal Peace Institute for Buddhist Studies will offer a complete curriculum, including Buddhist philosophy, dialectics, and history; Himalayan culture; Sanskrit, Nepali, Tibetan, Chinese, and English languages.
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“I am awestruck by the beauty and profound significance of this site, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. Being here, I am reminded of his amazing life journey from sheltered prince to founder of one of the world’s great religions. I sincerely hope that we can learn from his lessons, from his teachings and his philosophy to bring peace, stability, harmony, reconciliation and friendship among people of different beliefs, different religions and cultures. This is exactly what human beings should promote and pursue for a better world, a more peaceful, more prosperous world.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon upon visiting Lumbini.
“I would like you to think of this as your project, not just 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.”
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
“It is great to build temples, especially in pilgrimage sites such as Lumbini. However, we all need to build temples of tolerance and peace within our own hearts. Then, wherever we go and whatever we do, we will always find refuge in the true sanctuary within.”
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
“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.”
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
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—his primary root teacher is His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche, Sangjey Dorje.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche would like to invite all of humanity to participate and support this most sacred project and pay respect to Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace. In this way, everyone will have the opportunity to share in the meritorious karma.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
With great compassion and wisdom, Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche teaches us how to actualize the essence of our precious human lives. Just as a small key can open the door to the vast and splendid treasures hidden within a palatial mansion, Rinpoche’s pithy and succinct teachings reveal profound, life-changing instructions on how to transform our way of being in everyday life.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche would like to invite all of humanity to participate and support this most sacred project and pay respect to Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace. In this way, everyone will have the opportunity to share in the meritorious karma.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
For over 30 years, His Eminence has conducted countless retreats, seminars, and empowerments at centers throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. Rinpoche will give teachings and conduct pujas for large groups of hundreds of followers or offer heartfelt advice to small gatherings of devoted students.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche would like to invite all of humanity to participate and support this most sacred project and pay respect to Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace. In this way, everyone will have the opportunity to share in the meritorious karma.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
In Kathmandu, Nepal, His Eminence established Shyalpa Monastery and Nunnery, Mipham Institute, Marpa Secondary Boarding School and the Himalayan Children’s Fund, which sponsors poor, underprivileged children. In 2009, Rinpoche founded Wencheng Gongzhu International Foundation in Hong Kong, with branches in Taiwan and Malaysia, to support his compassionate activities in Asia.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche would like to invite all of humanity to participate and support this most sacred project and pay respect to Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace. In this way, everyone will have the opportunity to share in the meritorious karma.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
In 2013, the Nepalese government entrusted His Eminence with the task of developing a precious tract of land in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. Rinpoche’s vision is to build a sanctuary that will honor the sacred birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha and serve as a pilgrimage site for visitors of every race, color, and creed—a fountain of universal peace and understanding.
His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche would like to invite all of humanity to participate and support this most sacred project and pay respect to Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace. In this way, everyone will have the opportunity to share in the meritorious karma.
Meet Our Team
Financial Auditing
Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies
LEAD AND EXECUTIVE ARCHITECTS
KplusK associates are an experienced group of Architects and Designers based in Hong Kong, committed to the production of integrated modern Architecture. The Company has established themselves as one of the leading Architects for Religious Institutions, Developer-led and Public Social Housing Initiatives, Hotel and Serviced Apartment developments in Asia. With each project, KplusK aim to create highly personalized environments, combining ergonomic and technological concerns, without compromising the pursuit of a dynamic, heterogeneous, sensual viscosity.
KplusK’s mantra is that “Sensuality in Architecture must also engage with the issues of sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.” KplusK currently expands on these tenets in eight different Countries regionally.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
BIAD is established in October 1949. It is a state-owned design and consulting company providing full and high-quality architectural design and consulting services.
Research Department of Structure (RDS) is one of the Sub-Division for the BIAD, teamed with over 100 experienced engineers including 10 professor engineers and over 15 engineers were graduated from oversea universities.
RDS is specialising on complex steel and concrete structure, providing consultation services such as computational fluid dynamic, BIM technologies, value engineering, soil treatment and life-long project management service.
RDS had undertaken several challenging projects during the 2008 and 2022 Beijing Summer and Winter Olympic games and Qatar World Cup.
QUANTITY SURVEYOR
In Malaysia, Arcadis comprises Arcadis (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Arcadis Projeks Sdn Bhd, and our affiliate JUBM Sdn Bhd. Our core services are Quantity Surveying, Construction Cost Management and Project Management.
By working together, we can more fully harness the collective power within the business and bring the very best of Arcadis to our clients.

Arcadis’ footprint is seen everywhere around the world, including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge, Wuhan Sponge City project, Jewel Changi Airport, Manchester Airport, to name a few.
MEVP ENGINEERS
J. Roger Preston (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a local Mechanical and Electrical Consulting Firm established in 1991. We provide mechanical and electrical consultancy services to a wide range of clients including local developers, industrialists, foreign multi-nationals and consortiums. Our completed projects included condominiums, housing estates, factories, hotels, commercial buildings and complexes, buildings refurbishment, office and retail fit outs and data centers.
JRP is one of the largest practice of consulting engineers who specialize in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Asia Pacific. We have an office strength of about 60 staff in Kuala Lumpur. We have extensive experience in similar works and have been commissioned by many international and local clients to carry out similar project in Malaysia or other part of the world.
Datuk Lai Voon Hon
Chairman, Building Committee
Group Managing Director, Ireka Corporation Berhad
Board Member, Nam Long Investment Group, Vietnam
General Director, Hoa Lam Shangri-La Corporation, Vietnam
Datuk Lai Voon Hon is the Group Managing Director of Ireka Corporation Berhad and also the President of Ireka Development Management Sdn Bhd (the exclusive Development Manager for Aseana Properties Limited, a LSE (London Stock Exchange Main Market- listed company).

Voon Hon is an architect by profession. He graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and Ashridge Management College (City University) for his MBA. As an architect, he has practiced in London, Hong Kong and Malaysia prior to joining Ireka in 1994.
Apart from being the Chairman of Mahasiddha Peace Sanctuary, Voon Hon is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) Gold; Board of Trustee for Malaysian AIDS Foundation; and National Committee member for the International Federation Real Estate (FIABCI), Malaysian Chapter.
Ng Lim Seng
Senior Project Manager, Building Committee
Ng Lim Seng is an experienced senior civil engineer from Malaysia, graduated from the University of Singapore in 1976.
He has a wide range of experience and exposure in the construction and development of building industry for over 40 years in Asia including China, completing countless of residential and commercial projects to the satisfaction of end users.
Ir. Dr. Lim Boon Tiong, BEng (Hons), PhD, MIEM, MACEM, PEng
Structural Engineering Advisor, Building Committee
Ir. Dr. Lim Boon Tiong is a leading structural Engineer in Asia, and is the Managing Director of MEINHARDT Consulting Engineers based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
His experience in reviewing complex engineering structures in Asia is an invaluable addition to the Building Committee.
Lumbini, Nepal
Birthplace of Buddha
Over 2,600 years ago, the Prince of Shakya, Gautama Siddhartha, was born in Lumbini, Nepal, around 623 BCE. After attaining enlightenment, he was known to his followers as Shakyamuni Buddha.

Lumbini is now a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the most sacred sites on earth.

Today, you can still see the birthdate of Sakyamuni Buddha inscribed on a stone pillar erected by the Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka, in Lumbini. Lumbini is:

- One of the four most sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhists
- A perfect place for those who wish to promote peace throughout the world
- An ideal place for spiritual practice for those of every race, color, and creed
- A rich archeological and historical site for researchers and journalists
- A source of livelihood for the local population

Lumbini is an open school, where every visitor, pilgrim, meditation practitioner, tourist, or researcher can find genuine satisfaction, realizing and experiencing peace within and without.