Lama Yeshe

Lama Thubten Yeshe

In August 1981, Lama Yeshe, the founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, selected Atisha Centre near Bendigo in Southern Australia as the site for an enormous stupa with a very large gompa (temple) inside.



Lama Zopa RinpocheLama Zopa Rinpoche

Rinpoche has said:

"Just by holy objects such as the Great Stupa existing in the world it makes it so unbelievably easy for us sentient beings, whether we are in this world or will be born in this world or are from other universes, to purify the obstacles for happiness, peace and realisations on the path, and also to achieve liberation and enlightenment.................So now you can see the importance of this Great (it will) illuminate the world and bring inconceivable peace and happiness, and by building this holy object it prevents the destruction that is happening so much in the world, including war."


H.E. Kyabje Choden Rinpoche, 2/26/2014

"Keeping a relic the size of a grain of sand, creates immeasurable merit - but you maintain a great collection of relics, therefore your merit is inconceivable.
Making a statue the size of a toothpick, creates immeasurable merit - but you have large statues, therefore your merit is inconceivable.
Building a stupa the size of a thumb-nail, creates immeasurable merit - but you are building a Great Stupa, therefore your merit is inconceivable.
I cannot even begin to calculate your merit. I rejoice again and again in your merit and activities, and was very pleased to visit the Exhibition Center and the Great Stupa today.
In the future it will bring incredible benefit to all sentient beings. Again I rejoice."



Tarthang Tulku

"It is wonderful to hear about this project which is so important for the well-being of our planet."


Land consecrationConsecration of the land

The site for the stupa was consecrated by Venerable Khensur Rinpoche, his attendant and Thubten Donyo in November 1994.


Blessings Blessings of The Great Stupa site have been given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Thich Giac Nhien and Thich Phuoc Hue.
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