The mission of the Beautiful Bodhgaya program is to beautify the sacred land of Bodhgaya where the Tathagata, the Buddha Sakyamuni came to gain enlightenment. So many precious teachers have also blessed this place. We are dedicated to beautifying not only the outer journey but also the inner journey that is made by all who come here.

This project is run by the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International - India. Extending the work of its founder, Venerable Tarthang Tulku on behalf of world peace and the Buddhist cultural heritage, the Foundation's mission has four areas of activity:

  • To support preservation and restoration of the shrines and cultural artifacts of India, the Aryadesha;
  • To support pilgrimages and religious ceremonies at the holy places for practitioners of all Buddhist schools and denominations;
  • To support research into and understanding of the texts, practices, and symbols of Buddhism, especially by sponsoring educational programs and events at the holy places;
  • To promote mutual respect among all beings through the worldwide cooperation of men and women of good will.

We are a fully registered charity under the laws of the State of California, USA, with affiliate organizations in India and Thailand.