A precious opportunity for everyone
This coming Friday, October 18, is Work a Day for World Peace Day, during which people all over the world will dedicate a day’s wages or whatever is a comfortable amount to help with the work of the International Temples Project.
Every cent donated goes toward fulfilling the compassionate vision of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to build a Kadampa Temple in every city of the world - both urban temples and larger, traditional World Peace Temples.
If you would like to contribute you can do so any time using the form at the foot of this page, or on the secure website, workadayforworldpeace.org.
Sharing their inspiration
Below, some of the people around the world who will be donating, share what has inspired them to take part in this auspicious project.
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!
KMC Spain community
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.
Ringo & Cat
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.
Nurse - USA
I am donating because I would like to see all of Venerable Geshe-la's wishes fulfilled.
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.
Web developer - Germany
I'm donating because temples are sacred objects. They have many good effects. Just simply seeing a temple creates virtuous imprints.
If you would like to make a donation online, using a credit card or debit card through our secure gateway, please select a local account in the form below. If there is not yet an account in your country you can pay through any account. Your payment will be processed in the currency of the country you choose.