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World Peace Temples Project

Buildings for World Peace

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s compassionate intention is embodied in the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit.

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.

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International Kadampa Retreat Center
Grand Canyon

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.

For more information about the International Temples Project, including ways you can help, we invite you to visit

If you would like to donate to the ITP fund, you may do so by clicking the button below.

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