World Peace Temples Project
Buildings for World Peace
The ITP fosters the international development of a wide range of contemporary Buddhist institutions. These presently include Temples for World Peace, Kadampa Meditation Centers (KMCs), International Retreat Centers (IRCs), Kadampa Buddhist Centers (KBCs), World Peace Cafes, and Tharpa Publications.
All these institutions provide a public service that exemplifies the Buddhist faith.
“Whenever anyone, Buddhist or not, sees a Temple or an image of Buddha, they receive blessings.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
International Kadampa Retreat Center
Williams, Arizona - 2019
Each year, tens of thousands of people visit our Temples and our Buddhist, Meditation, and Retreat Centers. Some attend courses and retreats to learn how to develop inner peace through meditation, while others come to view the holy objects and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. Whatever the reason for visiting, Geshe-la has said that anyone who sees a Temple or the holy objects within will receive a special blessing that sows a seed of future peace and happiness in their mind.