The Maitreya Buddha project is indebted to the kindness of partners who have supported the work from visioning to the inception of its various endeavors.


chief_ministerThe State Government of Uttar


Pradesh shares the vision of the Maitreya Buddha Project and Statue. In 2013, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Sri. Akhilesh Yadav (pictured in the photo on the left) granted land for the construction of the statue and Project at a Foundation Stone Laying ceremony held at Kushinagar. The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has generously extended support towards the Project till its completion.


Critically Important Partners: Our Donors, Volunteers and Supporters

The Project would never have got to this point without the loyal, patient, and unwavering support of the many dedicated donors, volunteers, and supporters around the world who have embraced the vision and rationale for the Project. Also critical to the development of the Project have been and remain, the amazing architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, and the Project’s own small core team.

Unqualified gratitude is extended to each and every one who, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains, is, through their contribution, actually building the Project even if they are not on site.


The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

fpmtThe Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an international, non-profit organization founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84) and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, both Tibetan Buddhist monks. The Foundation mission is preserving and making available Mahayana Buddhism by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualize, the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha. The Maitreya Buddha Project has developed from the inspiration of these great teachers. Please click here to read about these teachers and to learn more about the FPMT.