Friday October 18 is Work a Day for World Peace Day, during which people all over the world dedicate a day’s wages to help with the work of the International Temples Project.

What is the International Temples Projects?

The International Temples Project was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practice through service to the public. It presently achieves this through building traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centres, and through the activities of world peace cafés and Tharpa Publications.


"Only by creating peace within our own minds and helping others to do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world."

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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Associate Director - USA
I’m donating because my recent experience of being able to go to the Arizona temple made it very clear to me that there should be more temples in more places!

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Home of the next Temple for World Peace, Málaga, Spain
We are donating this year because we feel so fortunate to be part of the construction of the next Kadampa World Peace Temple here.. Through building more and more temples may everyone have the opportunity to listen to, contemplate and meditate on the teachings of Kadam Lamrim.



Information Systems Consultant - Mexico
I am very happy to have the opportunity to donate a day of my work for World Peace to help living beings of this world to find the real meaning of life. In the end, my contribution is just a speck of sand, but together with many more we can achieve great results from such a meaningful activity.



Eyewear consultant - France
I am making a donation for the temples because I only have to observe the suffering around me and I realize how lucky I am to have this precious method, the Kadam Dharma, which frees me more and more every day. How can we not wish the same for everyone?



Police officer - Spain
I'm happy to donate because I understand that thanks to these small contributions temples can be built. The function of the temples is to benefit all beings because in this way they can connect with Buddha's teachings and give meaning to their lives.

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Sales, Hong Kong
We are donating this year because we wish the New Kadampa Tradition to remain forever and we wish to help flourishing Buddha Dharma throughout the world!



Health insurance - Germany
This is a wonderful tradition on which to spend the money of the work day because these Temples help everyone to develop a peaceful mind.



Flight attendant - Spain
I am donating this year because I want to fulfil the wishes of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.



Musician - USA
I’m contributing because in order for all beings to be happy and free from suffering, we must provide for them Kadampa centers where they can meet Buddha, learn Dharma, and find Sangha.



Retired - France
I am donating to the International Temples Project because my life has changed because of the Dharma. When you have found solutions for a better life, you want to share them and so I necessarily want Dharma to develop in the world.



Composer - USA
I am donating to help support the flourishing of Kadam Dharma and love, compassion, peace, and happiness throughout the world.



Admin - Australia
I’m participating in Work A Day For World Peace so that I can help work towards building temples in every city so that everyone can have access to their very own Dharma centre.



Nurse - USA
I am donating because I would like to see all of Venerable Geshe-la's wishes fulfilled.



Web developer - Germany
I'm donating because temples are sacred objects. They have many good effects. Just simply seeing a temple creates virtuous imprints.

Arizona, US
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