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Maitreya Project

Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Maitreya Project is based on the belief that inner peace and outer peace share a cause and effect relationship and that loving-kindness leads to peace at every level of society — peace for individuals, families, communities and the world.

The Maitreya Buddha statue is being designed to last for at least 1,000 years. Through this entire new millennium and into the next, it will effect positive change within the hearts and minds of people all over the world and benefit the people of India through its social and economic activities.

Maitreya Project’s vision includes schools that focus on ethical and spiritual development as well as academic achievement, and a healthcare network based around a teaching hospital of international standard to provide healthcare services, particularly for the poor and underprivileged.

Maitreya Project is working with local, regional and state governments in Uttar Pradesh, India, where the Kushinagar Special Development Area Authority will support the planned development of the area surrounding the Project.

The Maitreya Buddha statue is being built to bring as much benefit as possible, for as long as possible, so that loving-kindness will eventually arise in the hearts of all beings.

A Message of Loving-Kindness and Peace

We live in very uncertain times. Humanity and all living things are constantly under threat and there is an urgent need to create the causes for harmony throughout the world. All of the world's major religions and humanitarian traditions teach the ethical values of tolerance, patience, loving-kindness and compassion. As these universal values are embraced and take root in the minds and hearts of more and more people, world peace will become attainable.

Heart Shrine Relic Tour
  In March 2001, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of Maitreya Project, released this rare and precious collection of Buddhist relics for worldwide exhibition. Since then, these sacred relics have been displayed at temples, meditation centres, and other public locations all over the world. More...
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Universal Education Project
  The Maitreya Universal Education Project is one of the cornerstones of Maitreya Project whose purpose is to promote loving-kindness, compassion and peace for the benefit of individuals, families, communities and the world. It will contribute to this endeavour by inspiring young people to act with a 'good heart', to become leaders in their communities and to help bring peace into the world. More...

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Maitreya Peace Meditation

This meditation on loving -kindness is suitable for people of all faiths and none.  It is gently led by the voice of senior FPMT nun, Venerable Sange Khadro.

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