The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
Hours: 9am - 5pm weekdays; 10:30am to 5pm weekends and Public Holidays
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion situated near Bendigo, Victoria will be the same size and design as The Great Stupa of Gyantse in Tibet. Currently rising 25 meters above Bendigo’s distinctive bushland, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion has grown well past its halfway point. While a further 20 meters will be added to complete the exterior there is already a lot to see at this amazing project which is about to become the largest Buddhist Stupa in the Western world.
The Great Stupa is home to many holy objects. Foremost amongst these is the magnificent Jade Buddha for Universal Peace. Which is the largest Buddha carved from gem quality jade in the world. The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace has been on a world tour since 2009 and over 10 million people have seen it. When the tour is over, The Jade Buddha will come to its final home at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo.
On your visit to The Great Stupa you can see the large collection of relics and artwork as well as the large brass statue of Padmasambhava which is inside The Great Stupa. A guided tour which would include viewing of introductory DVD, master plan, tour inside of the Great Stupa and finish your visit with a trip to the gift shop to buy one of our unique gifts. Tea, coffee and cold drinks available.
Weekdays – 9am to 5pm
Weekends and Public Holidays – 10:30am to 5pm
25th December 2016 – Christmas Day – Closed
26th December 2016 – Public Holiday – 10:30am – 5pm
27th December 2016 – Public Holiday – 10:30am – 5pm
01st January 2017 – 10:30am – 5pm
02nd January 2017 – 10:30am – 5pm
Tours run daily upon visitors request. Please allow 1.5 hours for the tour.
We welcome large groups and appreciate advanced notice. For groups of 10 people or more please call ahead and book.