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international Temples Day
Today, the first Saturday in November, is International Temples Day, on which we celebrate the work of the International Temples Project.
When Venerable Geshe-la opened the first Temple for World Peace at Manjushri Centre in 1997, he expressed the wish to develop a modern Buddhist Temple in every major city of the world. To accomplish this and many other purposes, he founded the International Temples Project (ITP).
The scope and activities of the ITP are constantly evolving in response to the needs of the ever-changing demands of busy lives. It presently achieves its aim through developing and building traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centres, and through the activities of World Peace Cafés and Tharpa Publications.
Today we celebrate in particular the work of the ITP in making the precious books of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche available throughout the world.
All profits generated through the activities of the International Temples Project are dedicated to public benefit through the continual development of this fund.