The ‘Fondazione Lama Gangchen per un cultura di pace’ (Lama Gangchen Foundation for a culture of peace) was established by Lama Gangchen Rinpoche on the 11.12.2003 with the aim of promoting Buddhist philosophy both in Italy and abroad.
More specifically, the Foundation, which is a non-profit and non-political organisation, aims to:
– spread intercultural respect among peoples, by promoting and developing the ideals of Buddhist philosophy inspired by the principles of compassion, non-violence, peace and charity;
– to offer within the resources available, humanitarian and economic support for the people of the third and fourth world countries, in order to create the necessary preconditions for the spread of a genuine culture of peace and cooperation among peoples;
– implement initiatives to protect and enhance nature and the environment in order to promote and disseminate a culture of sustainable development, compatible with respect towards the environment and nature (article 3 of the Statute).
Since 2007, the Foundation owns the building which houses the Temple of Heaven on Earth as well as the buildings used by the Kunpen Lama Gangchen Association for its institutional activities in Albagnano di Bee (VB).