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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Location: 25 Sandhurst Town Rd Myers Flat VIC 3556, Australia


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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 26 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. Currently The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is in his second tour to Vietnam in 2016 will continue to revisit more countries. When the tour is eventually over in 4 or 5 years, 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, walk along the peace park, tour inside of the Great Stupa and finish your visit with a trip to the gift shop to buy one of our unique gifts.

Weekdays – 9am to 5pm
Weekends and Public Holidays – 10:30am to 5pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED
Boxing Day 28 December 2015 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
New Year’s Day 1 January 2016 - 10:30am to 5:00pm

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.