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 preside 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.
The Pagoda is a sanctuary and permanent refuge for all beings. It is built to
further humanity's quest and prayer that the world may be saved from nuclear annihilation.
The monks and nuns are very pleased to welcome you to the Temple with its ornate Japanese garden near the Pagoda
Combine a visit to the Pagoda with a walk around the beautiful Willen Lake. Peace Pagoda North Willen Park, Milton Keynes,
access from Brickhill Street (V10)