Welcome to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is open year round from dawn till dusk to all visitors. Please feel free to enjoy the space, flowers and serene surroundings envisioned by founder Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. Unable to visit in person? View the VIRTUAL TOUR!
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SAVE THE DATE SEPT 17, 2017 10AM-7PM
The 13th Annual Festival of Peace
An Interfaith Dialogue: The Sacred Sound of Prayer
10 cultures will come together to share prayers from each spiritual tradition as chanting, singing, praying, and supplicating featuring leaders and performers from the cultures of Tibetan Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Native American, Balinese, Sufism, and more! With musical performances by The Drum Brothers, The Josh Farmer Band, Joan Zen, and more! With food vendors, arts and crafts, and info booths. This donation based, family-friendly festival is open to all and begins with the 7th Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace. REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the walk as of Aug 1 to get sponsors, walk, and help raise funds and awareness for the Garden and the immeasurable qualities of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. BECOME A VENDOR
Click to find out about: retreats, weekly practices, monthly webcasts, the annual Bodhicitta Mönlam, Tibetan cultural festival, Sangwa Yeshé Drubchöd, peace festival, weekly guided tours, becoming a volunteer, becoming a member, how to donate to, or sponsor a tree or grove of trees in the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. Ewam’s extensive video and audio teaching archive is now available to members through the Ewam website.
About the Garden
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in western Montana’s Jocko Valley, just north of Arlee, is being created through the visionary guidance of Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, an incarnate Tibetan Buddhist lama. Nestled in a peaceful valley in the land of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas aligns positive properties of the physical world in a sacred architectural arrangement based on the eight-spoked Dharma wheel. This symbol evokes the turning or awakening of the enlightened qualities of altruism and wisdom.
The purpose of the Garden is to bring about positive transformation within those who visit, in response to the negativity that abounds in the world today. One thousand hand-cast Buddha statues are arrayed around the central figure of Yum Chenmo, or the Great Mother, the manifestation of the perfection of wisdom. One thousand stupas, representations of the enlightened mind, line the outer circle. Each enshrine an image of the female deity, Tara. Elegantly adorned with native trees and flowers, it is hoped that the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas will instill lasting impressions of peacefulness and compassion. If you find this vision inspiring, please take your time enjoying what this site has to offer, and consider how you might benefit from helping to bring such a vision into reality.
In addition to being the site of the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, Ewam Sang-ngag Ling in Arlee, MT is a center for Tibetan Buddhist studies offering teachings, meditation classes, empowerment ceremonies and traditional gatherings. An annual week long Sangwa Yeshe Drub Chöd and a LIVE webcasted International Bodhicitta Mönlam/Tibetan Cultural Festival Day are held every June and an annual Festival of Peace is held every September which welcomes people of all traditions to discuss and celebrate peace.