Events Calendar

<August 2020>
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     1The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
2The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
3The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
4The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
5The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
6The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
7The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
8The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
9The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
10The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
11The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
12The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
13The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
14The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
15The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
16The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
17The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
18The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
19The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
20The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
21The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
22The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
23The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
24The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
25The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
26The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
27The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
28The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
29The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
30The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
31The temple is closed until Sept 30 due to Coronavirus all day
      

WHY WE ARE BUILDING THE TEMPLE

Our story started 13 years ago with just a few Buddhist lay people in Raleigh, North Carolina. Under the supervision of Geshe Gelek Chodha, they began an initiative to cast 1,000 statues of Shakyamuni Buddha to pray for world peace, prosperity and happiness. Based on a very famous ancient statue in Nepal, each Buddha wears a graceful robe imprinted with the Eight Auspicious Symbols   (https://fpmt.org/mandala/archives/mandala-for-2014/july/eight-auspicious-signs/). Over the course of ten years, many people traveled to Raleigh to help cast, sand and paint the statues. The 1,000 statues were completed in July 2016 and represent all the Buddhas that will appear in this cosmic eon.

In August 2016, a nearly 6-acre property with a beautiful lake view and mature trees in Greensboro, NC, was selected to build the Thousand Buddha Temple. The Temple will feature a Gompa (shrine room) graced by a large Buddha statue surrounded by the 1,000 Shakyamuni Buddha statues.