*** Enlighten – Hungry Ghost has SOLD OUT. If you missed tickets this time, don’t worry! Enlighten will be held on a regular basis so stay tuned for details of the next event happening soon.


Introducing Enlighten, an immersive light experience that transforms our Peace Park into a unique lightscape. Light displays that shimmer on the Great Stupa, spectacular light sculptures throughout the garden, roaming performers and delicious food.


Enlighten will celebrate different occasions throughout the year. The first ever event in August, commemorates ‘Hungry Ghost’, a Buddhist Chinese tradition that pays respect to ancestors and soothes wandering spirits that escape from the ghost gate.


Join the Enlighten – Hungry Ghost festivities in the Peace Park:

  • 6pm Traditional Welcome Dance by the Chinese Lion Team
  • 7pm Prayers to the Dead by Venerable Moonieinda
  • Offer incense or food to the passing spirits
  • Share food with family and friends at the yummy food stalls
  • Warm up with a barista coffee at StupaView Cafe
  • Enjoy live music and meet roaming mascots
  • All non-perishable food items will be donated to Bendigo Foodshare


It is an exclusive opportunity to view the Great Stupa after dark, but more than that, an event that sheds light on all beings. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said “The Great Stupa will enlighten the world.” 


$15 Adult (16+) |
$6 Child (3-16) | $39 Family (2 adults + 2 children) | $0 (Children under 3)


Saturday 13 August


5:30pm to 8:00pm

Entry Fee:

$15 Adult (16+)
$6 Child (3-16)
$39 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
$0 (Children under 3)


The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Bendigo, Australia

Getting There:

By car is the best way to get to The Great Stupa Bendigo which is located at 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat, Victoria, Australia. We encourage you to carpool where possible.

Unfortunately at this stage there is no public transport directly to the venue.


Our address is 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat (Bendigo), Victoria, Australia.

Plenty of parking is available on site.

Train to Bendigo

  • Visit V/Line’s website for train times.
  • From Bendigo Station catch a bus or taxi to The Great Stupa.
  • From Eaglehawk Station catch a bus or taxi to The Great Stupa.


  • Catch Route 54 service from Bendigo Station to Maiden Gully, from Maiden Gully a taxi to The Great Stupa.
  • Catch Route 52 service from Bendigo Station to Eaglehawk, from Eaglehawk a taxi to The Great Stupa.


Catch a taxi from any location directly to The Great Stupa call 13 10 08.