Stupa – Associação para a Paz no Mundo is a religious nonprofit organization that aims to promote and develop world peace through the practice of study, contemplation and meditation according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as well as the growth of wisdom through the practice of love and compassion for all beings.
Following the spiritual guidance of Taklung Tsetrul Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, and Tsawa Rinam Rinpoche (Rangdröl Rinpoche), sons of Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche, Stupa has taken shape through the initiative and inspiration of Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. Disciple not only of his own father, Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche, but also of eminent teachers such as Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, and Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche has dedicated tirelessly his whole existence to realizing the wishes and aspirations of his teachers in practicing a good heart and wishing happiness for all beings.
This organization was born on 24th of August 2012 and has developed its activities on its Moinho do Malhão estate, in Malhão, Salir’s county, Algarve, where the first Stupa to be built in Portugal is located.
Stupa – Associação para a Paz no Mundo wishes that its activities be a source of benefit for the development of inner and world peace, for their members but also to help all beings in need. This attitude is the fundamental condition for all STUPA’s friends and volunteers.
Stupa aims to promote and develop the practice of study, reflection and meditation according to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, through a set of activities such as:
– Inviting realized teachers to teach and guide practice and meditation retreats;
– Promoting the frequent activity of group prayer practice and shamata meditation;
– Promoting monthly gatherings and tsok practice on the 10th and 25th days of the Tibetan lunar calendar;
– Promoting other gatherings on special days according to the Buddhist tradition and the celebration of birthdays/parinirvana’s of realized teachers;
– To provide the conditions for hosting short, average, and long term retreats, under the guidance of Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, and Randröl Rinpoche.