$10,000 Matching Gift Challenge for the Peace Mandala Temple!

We are honored to announce that Saraswati Bhawan has received a Matching Gift Challenge by an anonymous donor for $10,000 to be raised by the end of 2023 towards the Peace Mandala Project. Help us fulfill this challenge of raising $10,000! With your help, we can begin the construction of the Temple to house the Peace Mandala on the banks of the Mississippi River.

To send donations by check, please make checks payable to Saraswati Bhawan, and mail them to:   
Saraswati Bhawan
PO Box 172
Decorah, IA, 52101

To send donations by check, please make checks payable to Saraswati Bhawan, and mail them to:
Saraswati Bhawan
PO Box 172
Decorah, IA, 52101

It was Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche’s aspiration that this historic and profound mandala be constructed in North America according to the ancient tantric Buddhist tradition. 

We aspire to accomplish this in order to bring peace and harmony and pacify negative energies for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Lama Dawa Chhodak Rinpoche often said that the Peace Mandala Project was his vision, but that the project belongs to those of us who work to complete it to benefit all sentient beings.

The mandala itself is now complete and ready to be installed at P’hurba T’hinley Ling. Now, we must begin the next phase of building the Temple in which to house it.  Your generosity can bring this project to fruition.

Thank You to All Our Donors. With gratitude and appreciation we wish to thank you for your trust and commitment to our mission and projects. Your generosity accumulates great merit by accomplishing Dharma activities that serve beings now and for generations to come. In recognition of our interdependent relationship with our sponsors, we want to acknowledge and thank you for your contributions both individually and publicly. If you prefer to remain anonymous as a donor, please let us know and we will respect your wishes. May all beings benefit.

Saraswati Bhawan is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit religious organization which is primarily supported by your donations. Since we are a nonmember organization we do not receive dues, which insures a policy of openness to all interested parties and students. All funds are used solely for the fulfillment of our mission, to preserve the ancient Buddhist yogic tradition through our projects and activities. Since all board and staff members are volunteers, our administrative costs are very low. We rely on your generosity to support the development of our projects, which include the P’hurba Peace Mandala, the Lama Dawa Memorial Stupa, translation of essential texts and the development and maintenance of the retreat center, P’hurba Thinley Ling, in Lansing, Iowa.