Welcome to the Berlin Stupa Project!
Berlin, a world capital city of diverse cultures and the heart of Germany, is now also being recognised as a place where many faiths live harmoniously with each other – intertwined into a rich fabric in what is becoming to be known as a vibrant spiritual metropolis. Many various traditions are represented here, among them also all Bhuddhist traditions.
A city where two world wars began in one century, Berlin is now host to a number of memorials which haunt the mind with the atrocities of Germany’s fascist past, particularly the genocide of the holocaust.
A stupa here will strongly influence the development of peace and harmony between people, regardless of their faith or origin, and help to heal the deep wounds of the past, created by attachment to our own side and the anger which we all experience at one time or another to varying degrees. This harmony will blossom, spread and effect our whole planet.
In the history of mankind in Asia, stupas were built in order to bring relief from war, to prevent future wars, epidemics, hunger, poverty and pollution of the environment.
So please be part of this truly wonderful and most worthwhile project by supporting the building of the stupa for world peace!
At the end of 2016, after many years of preparation and with the support of several generous benefactors, construction of the sacred monument was under way on the grounds of the charity association Bodhicharya Germany in Berlin Friedrichshain. The stupa will become a cardinal point at the Bodhicharya Centre for Peace and Understanding. The construction is being supervised by Choje Lama Phuntshok and Khenpo Namgyal from Karma Lekshey Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is based on the famous stupa of the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, Northeastern India, where the Buddha achieved enlightenment.
We like to express our most sincere thankfulness to all benefactors. With your good wishes, your donations of money, items and time we were able to fulfill the demand of H.H. Karmapa Ogyen Tinley Dorje to start building in 2016.
We heartily invite you to participate in our benevolent project and with your help we hope to rapidly complete the erection of the stupa in 2017 to benefit all sentient beings without partiality.
The stupa on top of Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya and Karmapa praying at the holocaust-monument in 2014.