The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is surrounded by memorial walls, trees and beautiful roses. The landscaped gardens are set against the tranquil backdrop of prayer wheels, meandering pathways, water features, and is an ideal place for quiet reflection and peaceful meditation. We offer cremains and remembrance memorials within contemporary built memorial walls, established trees and roses to suit the wishes and budgets of most people.
Beautiful long-lasting Stupas are located on top of the memorial walls that surround the Great Stupa. The ashes of the deceased, or mementos are placed below, within the wall niche, which is sealed by an expertly crafted bronze oval plaque. This is the highest row in our memorial walls and these memorials are perpetual.
Stupa Wall Memorials: $6,500
A beautiful rose garden bed circles the Great Stupa on the highest level of the Memorial Terrace Garden. The ashes of the deceased are mixed with the earth at the base of the rose bush, and an expertly crafted bronze plaque, with your chosen wording, is placed in tribute.
Rose Memorial plaques are in place for a period of 50 years from date of placement; after this time, the plaque will be relocated to an area in the Great Stupa Garden, where it will be kept in perpetuity. The ashes of one person can be interred at one rose. If you wish to purchase a shared memorial, you may have 1/2 of both ashes placed together at the same time and both names would share the one plaque.
Rose Memorials: $4,500
The memorial plaques are Australian made and crafted from solid bronze, with your chosen wording. You may include names, dates, and favourite quotes or sayings in your design. All memorial plaques carry standard, Buddhist blessing emblems; a silhouette of the Great Stupa on the left, and a Dharma Wheel on the right. For an additional cost you may include a photograph, personal emblem or design which is quoted at the time of creating the plaque.
Chinese Elm, Manchurian Pear and Crepe Myrtle trees circle the Great Stupa on three terraced levels. The ashes of the deceased are mixed with the earth at the base of the memorial tree, and an expertly crafted bronze plaque is mounted on a sandstone block and placed as a marker beneath the tree.
Tree Memorial plaques are in place for a period of 50 years from date of placement; after this time, the plaque is to be relocated to an area in the Great Stupa Garden where it will be kept in perpetuity. *There are 3 memorial places available per tree.
Tree Memorials: $4,500
Set amongst the Chinese Elm trees, the Memorial Walls surround the Great Stupa on the first level of the Memorial Terrace Garden. The ashes of the deceased, or mementos, are placed within the chosen niche which is sealed by an expertly crafted bronze plaque. These memorials are perpetual.
Wall Niche Memorials: Row 1, 2 & 3: $4,000, Row 4: $3,000, Row 5: $2,500
Our Memorial Manager will assist you with the arranging or pre-planning of a memorial, including helping you choose the wall, rose or tree location, the plaque design and a Buddhist blessing. The interment usually takes place once the plaque has been crafted which usually takes a few months to arrange.
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Ltd
25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat, Victoria 3556, Australia
Post: PO Box 869 Maiden Gully, Victoria 3551, Australia
Phone: +61 3 5446 7568
PRICES CURRENT FROM: 1ST DECEMBER 2023 UNTIL 30TH JUNE 2024
Contact memorials manager for more details.
When preparing your Will, please consider a bequest to The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion.
We recommend you speak to your Solicitor or Trustee Company about your Will and how best to make your bequest. It is possible to identify a specific purpose for your bequest. However, we recommend that you check with us in advance so that we can make appropriate plans to implement your wishes.
In general, the following are the main types of bequests you may care to consider.
A bequest in which you give a fixed amount of money, or a percentage (for example 50%) of your estate, to The Great Stupa.
A bequest of specific articles of property, such as houses, land, shares, cars, furniture, or jewellery, which are given to The Great Stupa.
A bequest which is made up of the remainder of your estate after the Specific and General Bequests have been distributed to family and friends.
A bequest where your solicitor or trustee company operates a perpetual trust which offers ongoing financial support to The Great Stupa.