Letters of project endorsement from major Buddhist teachers and figures
有愿赞助在美国修建佛塔吗？奉献是成就的基础。为众生的利益，世界的和平修建大佛坛城塔，也即菩提瓦市都基金会（Bodhivastu Foundation） 的宗旨。菩提瓦市都（Bodhivastu） 意味实现佛塔的利益。 有关菩提瓦市都基金会（Bodhivastu Foundation），请查看他们的网页http://www.thegreatawakening.org/。
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Planned Facilities 计划设施
The Stupa of Great Awakening
The Stupa of Great Awakening has been a major aspiration project of Bodhivastu since its foundation almost ten years ago. The original proposed scale of the project was quite large, (almost 160 feet tall) and this goal brought with it many challenges. However, lately a change in scale has caused many doors to open for us including a new suitable land, and the resulting ability for our community to focus on this project and its surrounding support facilities.
The project aims to construct this important Stupa for World Peace and Good Fortune according to a prophecy of an important Nyingma Buddhist protector. The prophecy states that construciton of a Stupa of Great Awakening at this time will sow the seed causes for peace for decades and future generations to come.
Contemplative landscaped pathways will provide many opportunities for personal and group meditation practice, sacred art work placements, and natural teaching environments. Some of these already exist while improvements are currently being designed. A special lakeside Teahouse gazebo will provide another enclosed place to sit and meditate while providing tea refreshment for pilgrims.
Community Center of Buddhist Meditation and Mind Sciences
In order for individuals to transform themselves adequate circumstances for practice and instruction are essential. Efforts must also be made to translate Buddhist understanding into modern terminology and to perform activities which illustrate and prove the benefits of meditation in scientific terms. The university will perform all these functions and more. This center will also provide Buddhist leadership training in the fields of meditation instruction and peace activism.
There are currently two meditation retreat cabins and we plan to expand this to fifteen units.
Wellness Center and Health Clinic
An eastern and alternative practices treatment center will be a facility of the highest quality which enables the project to preserve and make use of valuable ancient methods of treatment.
An exercise building will facilitate movement teachings and practices of various body movement systems including Chi Kung and Yogas. These are deemed essential for individual and community health.
The Need for Peace
A film by Ashley Young
The Chinese character for blessing and catastrophe is the same letter which essentially means opportunity or blessing. Certainly, we live in a time of great great opportunity and great challenges. On the one hand we seem to be advancing technologically, etc. and on the other, we are destroying our environment and entering into an era of man-made calamities. Warfare, mental afflictions, poverty, and environmental exploitation affect everyone without regard to nationality, race, gender or any other division. Collective consequences have become evident to everyone. Now is the time for for collective cooperation among humans. The time has arrived when we can finally awaken to the full understanding of our interdependence and act on it for the benefit of all. Please join us.
We are now entering phase II of the Stupa's development. We are currently raising funds for the construciton of the stupa and the necessary surrounding facilities. Please support us.