The opening ceremony will be followed by a Q&A, as well as a one-day retreat. For information on registering to attend the ceremony, click here.
The World Center for Peace & Unity, also named Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya, is a unique monastery in that it will represent “friends and devotees of Buddhism whose communities or countries are not represented on the land by any other particular monastery,” according to the center’s website.
Dharmakaya, a nonprofit organization based in the US, under the guidance of Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, is offering a chance to win a free to trip to Nepal to be at the opening. You can enter the contest at the organization’s website.
For more information on the center, the origins of the construction project, and the history behind its conception, visit the center’s website.