Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is the largest Buddhist monument in the Western world (50 metres high and 50m square at its base). It is being built near Bendigo, Australia and final home for 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. Set in the Aussie bush The Great Stupa is already a popular domestic and international tourist attraction.
Jade Buddha for Universal Peace
The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is the largest Buddha carved from gemstone quality jade in the world, created for the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. The Jade Buddha is 2.7 metres high and weighs 4 tonne. It sits on an alabaster throne of 1.4 high. The size and beauty of the Jade Buddha make it a wonder of the world. It is considered to be priceless. The Jade Buddha has been on a world tour since March 2009. So far it has visited 61 cities in Vietnam, Australia, USA, Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and Sri Lanka. To date close to 7 million have seen the Jade Buddha.