Memorials

Memorials at The Great Stupa are a unique way of remembering loved ones. We offer a range of memorials including Stupa Wall Memorials, Wall Niche Memorials, and Tree Memorials.

A place of peace and harmony for all beings

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is surrounded by memorial trees, memorial walls, 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. The Memorial Terrace Garden is dedicated to interfaith harmony and is an everlasting resting place of remembrance in tribute to the life of a loved one, or a future reserved memorial for yourself or family. We offer cremains and remembrance memorials within contemporary built memorial walls and established memorial trees to suit the wishes and budgets of most people.

Stupa Wall Memorials

Beautiful long-lasting Stupas are located on top of the memorial walls that surround the Great Stupa. These Stupas are filled with holy objects and are consecrated. 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 MEMORIAL $5,000

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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.
BRONZE CONICAL VASE (bud vase) $150.

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Tree Memorials

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. There are three memorial places available per tree.

Tree Memorials are for a period of 50 years from date of placement; after this time, the plaque will be relocated to an undercover outdoor area in the Great Stupa Memorial Garden where it will be kept in perpetuity.

TREE MEMORIAL $4,000

Wall Niche Memorials

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 memorial wall niche which is sealed by an expertly crafted bronze plaque. There are five niche rows down, and nine niche rows across each wall, and these memorials are perpetual.

WALL NICHE MEMORIAL
Row 1-3 $3,500
Row 4 $2,500
Row 5 $2,000

Our Memorial Manager will assist you through all the details with the planning or reserving of a memorial, including helping you choose the wall or tree location, the plaque design, and arranging a Buddhist blessing if requested. The interment usually takes place once the plaque has been completed. You can let us know whether you want to be present when a loved one’s ashes are placed, or whether you’d like us to inter the ashes and place the plaque on your behalf. Options are available to accommodate individuals, couples, and families.

 

Frequently asked questions about memorials at The Great Stupa

For further enquiries, or to proceed with a memorial, please call or email to arrange a meeting time with the Memorial Manager.

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

E-mail:  memorials@stupa.org.au

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    PRICES CURRENT FROM: 1ST JULY 2022 UNTIL 30TH JUNE

    For further details on our bequests, please see our Bequest Information sheet.

    Bequests

    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.

    General Bequest

    A bequest in which you give a fixed amount of money, or a percentage (for example 50%) of your estate, to The Great Stupa.

    Specific Bequest

    A bequest of specific articles of property, such as houses, land, shares, cars, furniture, or jewellery, which are given to The Great Stupa.

    Residual Bequest

    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.

    Perpetual Trust Bequest

    A bequest where your solicitor or trustee company operates a perpetual trust which offers ongoing financial support to The Great Stupa.