Profits raised by the Midwest Dharma Celebration are dedicated for public benefit to the International Temples Project (ITP) and used for the development of Kadampa Meditation Centers and Temples throughout the world.
When Venerable Geshe-la opened the first Temple for World Peace at Manjushri Centre in 1997, he expressed the wish to develop a modern Buddhist Temple in every major city of the world. To accomplish this and many other purposes, he founded the International Temples Project (ITP).
The scope and activities of the ITP are constantly evolving in response to the needs of the ever-changing demands of busy lives. It presently achieves its aim through developing and building traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centres, and through the activities of World Peace Cafés and Tharpa Publications.
All profits generated through the activities of the International Temples Project are dedicated to public benefit through the continual development of this fund.
"Just looking at a Temple with a happy mind places good imprints on our mind and brings inner peace. Through the power of this special object, problems such as anger and attachment are reduced."
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso