At Spalding University
Help us continue our mission of promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation. Your donation will help us maintain and improve the garden, ensuring that it remains a place of peace and reflection for generations to come. You can make a one-time or a recurring donation, every little bit helps. Your generosity will help us to continue to provide this unique and valuable resource to our community and the world at large. Thank you for your support!
Dive deeper into the history and significance of Spalding University's contemplative garden project, an oasis of interfaith understanding and cooperation
Promoting Interfaith Understanding and Cooperation
Welcome to the contemplative garden at Spaulding University, where our mission is to foster interfaith understanding and cooperation. As a symbol of profound connections among individuals, communities, and the world, our garden promotes mutual respect and openness. It offers a serene space for reflection, meditation, and a deeper spiritual connection with oneself and the surrounding environment. Embracing people from all backgrounds and beliefs, our garden is inclusive and accessible.
Immerse yourself in the rich history and significance of our garden's centerpiece, the stupa—a traditional Buddhist monument. Explore the intricately designed walking labyrinth, and delve into the stories behind these cultural treasures. Our garden commemorates the historic meeting between Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama, reminding us of the transformative power of interfaith understanding and cooperation. It stands as a living legacy, inspiring us to continuously promote interfaith harmony.