A beacon of hope 
in the heart of the Himalayas

The World Peace Stupa, envisioned by the late Lama Zopa Rinpoche and executed by Geshe Tenzin Zopa, will stand tall in the remote Tsum Valley, facing Tibet, broadcasting a message of peace around the world for the next thousand years. Now is the time to act, support the project, and particpate in it's lasting legacy.

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The Rachen Stupa Project  


Dr. Miles Neale introduces the vision and scope of the Rachen Nunnery World Peace Stupa Project in the hidden Tsum Valley, Nepal.

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Stupa Project Backstory


In April 2023, the beloved master Lama Zopa Rinpoche made a sudden last minute decision to visit Rachen Nunnery in the remote Tsum Valley, his final journey before sadly passing away. Welcomed like a Dharma king, Lama Zopa shared two last wishes with our teacher Geshe Tenzin Zopa while in Tsum: to make Rachen Nunnery a sanctuary for preserving Tibetan wisdom and conducting spiritual retreats and to build a seven-story stupa as a beacon of hope.

Construction is underway and funds are needed to complete the project within two years. READ MORE about the Stupa, and what we stand to gain when engadging in Dharma service with the correct motivation. Immense benefits for ourselves and others is possible, when even one hand full of sand is reverently placed in its foundation.







Tsum Valley

Discover the Sacred Beyul

Located north of the Ganesh Himal mountain range in Nepali Himalayas bordering Tibet at 3500 meters altitude is the Tsum Valley, one of the remotest and least visited regions in Nepal, and only accessible via a 3-4 day trek or helicopter from Kathmandu. Situated along an ancient trade route used by local nomads and merchants connecting Tibet with Nepal, only a handful of foreign trekkers veer off the beaten path each year. There are no modern conveniences and comforts to support tourism, allowing Tsum to remain virtually off the radar, and making Rachen Nunnery a unique refuge for preserving Tibetan Buddhist wisdom and culture.

The Tsum Valley is considered a Beyul -- a hidden realm filled with Dharma relics left by eighth-century Indian saint Padmasambhava, accessible only to those with pure perception and virtuous motivation. According to legend, the location of these hidden realms is kept secret on scrolls safeguarded inside caves, monasteries, and stupas. Buddhist texts describe these valleys as Dharma paradises where spiritual realization is accelerated.


Rachen Nunnery

A Center of Lifelong Retreat and Universal Compassion

Established in 1905 by the Bhutanese Lama Drukpa Rinpoche, Rachen Nunnery, along with its affiliate Mu Monastery, maintains a rich tradition of intensive spiritual retreat. Now under the care of Kopan Monastery and the FPMT organization, with supervision by Geshe Tenzin Zopa, the nuns, and monks of Rachen and Mu continue to embody the universal compassion of the deity Chenrezig, earnestly following the example of hidden yogis and mahasiddhas of the lineage including the late Drukpa Rinpoche, Geshe Lama Konchog, Khen Rinpoche Lama Lundrup, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

How You Can Get Involved


The World Peace Stupa aims to be completed within two years, and you can support this transformative project in several ways. Through an Aspirational Gift, you can dedicate energy, prayers, and merit by visualizing the stupa in its completed form following your meditative practice or teaching sessions. Additionally, you can make a Financial Gift and directly contribute to the physical construction of this beacon of peace and symbol of enlightenment.


Support through a recurring  or one-time gift

The most convenient way to support the World Peace Stupa is through an automated recurring gift or a one-time payment at an amount that feels effortless. By choosing from the following tiers, or making a one-time gift, you can make a meaningful and ongoing contribution to this inspiring project, helping to bring our shared vision to life.

Stream Enterer (Sotapanna)


By committing to $10 a month for 24 months, you will contribute a total of $240 to support the World Peace Stupa.


Once Returner (Sakadagami)


By committing to $25 a month for 24 months, you will contribute a total of $600 to support the World Peace Stupa.


Non Returner (Anagami)


By committing to $50 a month for 24 months, you will contribute a total of $1200 to support the World Peace Stupa.


Selfless Saint (Arahant)


By committing to $100 a month for 24 months, you will contribute a total of $2400 to support the World Peace Stupa.


Offer A One-Time Gift


Embrace the opportunity to make a transformative impact with a gift of any amount, fueling our mission with your generosity.



Create Individual or Group Service Project


Develop A Personal Project

For those whose call for service is more engaged and creative, there are countless ways to contribute to the Rachen World Peace Stupa Project. Whether you enjoy organizing events, crafting items for sale, or hosting community gatherings, your creativity and dedication can make a significant impact. You are free to express yourself by developing your own fundraising initiatives within your network or community. Please read this blog post for reflections on motivation and other considerations. Every dollar raised helps bring the physical Stupa, and all it symbolically represents, into manifestation for the benefit of countless future generations.

Collaborate With Others

You can also meet likeminded peers on our designated Stupa Project WhatsApp chat group where you can propose ideas, gain feedback, form small group networks, and work in a decentralized manner to execute a strategy to generate funds.

Past group service projects have included custom-designed lojong and lam rim card decks, dinner parties with guest speakers, and music events.

Your projects should be fun and creative. Don’t worry about the final dollar amount, just live in service, feel the benefits of deriving greater meaning and purpose, and rejoice in having an impact on others. 

For gifts derived from personal or group service projects you can make a one-time payment upon completion using our payment gateways on this site (credit card or PayPal) with 100% of the proceeds minus transaction fees going directly to the Rachen Stupa Project.

Alternatively, you can wire transfer any amount directly to the Lama Zopa Trust in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please contact us for the bank details.

No tax deductions are available for gifts.

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"The opportunity to be involved in this sublimely meritorious project is very much limited to only two years’ time left of opportunity.

So, be quick to be part of it if you are interested and see the altruistic meaning in its vast merits that will last beyond our lifetime, and let this be our own aspirational prayers and contribution towards World Peace, happiness, and enlightenment of yourself, your family, and all sentient beings’ happiness up to full enlightenment through this Stupa.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!

(Geshe Tenzin Zopa)

Let  Service Transform the World

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More Project Details

Here's all you need to know before embarking on this altruistic journey.

Have More Question?

Participating in the Rachen World Peace Stupa Service Project is a meaningful commitment. We understand that you may have many questions before getting involved. Please take the time to read all the information provided. If you have any remaining questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you every step of the way.