We have all been touched by Buddha’s philosophy. His teachings from thousands of years ago even more relevant today as we try to make sense of life as we know it and the world as it is.
Imagine a Museum where visitors and pilgrims can follow Buddha’s journey to enlightenment exploring and experiencing Buddhism’s key concepts: KARMA DHARMA IMPERMANENCE EMPTINESS COMPASSION OPENNESS TRUTH in not just any place, in a sacred space--Buddha’s Birthplace
Government survey shows most visitors currently spend less than an average of sixty minutes in Lumbini. After a walk through the Maya Devi temple, which marks the exact location where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Prince Siddhartha Gautam, not much else is drawing visitors in or encouraging them to explore. Thus they leave, not having learnt much about the significance of the sacred site, the life of the Buddha, and His teachings. There is not much to impress upon the visitors the critical role Nepal has played in the history of Buddhism. This is a great loss.
A state-of-the-art Museum in the Birthplace of the Historical Buddha that sets a new standard for how heritage and art are preserved and promoted in Nepal; thereby transforming Lumbini into a major spiritual and cultural centre, shaping a better world inspired by the Buddha’s teachings of compassion, openness and truth.