Peace Pagoda

Willen

  • Willen Park

  • North Willen Park, Milton Keynes, access from Brickhill Street (V10), MK15 0DS

  • free

  • Open all day every day

Built by the monks and nuns of the Nipponzan Myohoji, this was the first Peace Pagoda to be built in the western hemisphere and enshrines sacred relics of Lord Buddha.The Inauguration ceremony, on 21st September 1980, was presided over by the late most Venerable Nichidattsu Fujii, founder and preceptor of the order of Nipponzan Myohoji. Religious leaders from all over the world attended. Saplings from the Sacred Bohdi Tree under which the Buddha attained Enlightenment were also presented.

A thousand cherry trees and cedars are planted on the hill around the Pagoda in remembrance of the victims of all wars. They were donated by the ancient Japanese town of Yoshino, famous for the beauty of its cherry blossom.

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