Picture: ‘Three Wise Men’, Ang Tsherin Sherpa

Be a Part of Something Big

The Lumbini Museum presents an unprecedented opportunity to champion the preservation and promotion of the Buddha’s Birthplace and his message. Lumbini is not just the Birthplace of the Buddha, it is the Birthplace of universal ideas of tolerance, peace and openness and your support is vital to this transformational mission.

Most immediately, your contribution enables us to:

  • Complete the renovation of the museum’s home in the existing building
  • Create world-class exhibitions and gallery displays
  • Care for, study and share the collections
If you would like to help support the museum’s development by making a contribution, kindly get in touch with us at or make a direct donation to:

The Buddha Foundation
Standard Chartered Bank Limited,
Lalitpur branch

Account number for Nepali Rupee:

Account number for US Dollar:

Lumbini Foundation Corp (EIN: 85-0528378) is our US-based 501(c)3.

"We hope to set new standards for how heritage and art are protected, preserved and promoted in Nepal. We want to contribute to transforming Lumbini into a major spiritual and cultural center."

Sumnima Udas
Founder at Lumbini Museum

Sumnima Udas, on why this museum is important to Nepal and the Buddhist community world-wide.

"Lumbini is a very special place. This is where you see all the vehicles of the Buddha Dharma coming together. This is like a big Buddhist spiritual junction and it is not recent, it has always been like this; and at long last a dedicated Buddhist Museum is happening. Thank you for this, it is high time."

H.E Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche