Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

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Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
Basic information
Location 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat, Victoria, Australia
Affiliation Buddhism
Status Under construction
Architectural description
Architect(s) Peter Weiss and Paul von Chrismar[1]
Architectural type Stupa
Construction cost A$20,000,000 (estimated)[2]
Height (max) 50 metres (160 ft)

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is a stupa being constructed near Bendigo in Victoria, Australia.[3] When completed it will be 50m high, and its four sides will each be 50m long, making it the largest Buddhist monument in the Western world.[4] It will eventually house the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, the world’s largest gem-quality jade Buddha. There is a vast collection of Asian sacred relics and statues on display at the Great Stupa exhibition centre.


  1. ^ "Architecture". Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Introduction". Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion". Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion". Atisha Buddhist Centre. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 36°43′13″S 144°11′12″E / 36.720173°S 144.186716°E / -36.720173; 144.186716