City of Cáceres, Spain
The land of Cáceres, which will host a sacred figure for Buddhism, will be declared "Holy Land" by the Sangha of Asia
Cáceres, Spain and Lumbini, Nepal, cities which are both world heritage, signed on 2020, January the 10th, a treaty of town twinning that will bring about the building of the Great Buddha Maha Karuna. This colossal work intends to embody a symbol of peace and meeting of civilizations that stems from collaboration between Buddhism and the three Abrahamic religions (Christianism, Judaism and Islam) that have been present and have shaped from its origins the millenary city of Cáceres. The four religions represent 55% of all religious practice worldwide.
This compassionate Buddha symbolizes the light of Asia in his encounter with the other three religious beliefs to stand as a beacon that guides the human being in a change of conscience that Humanity asks for in their quest for peace.
The place where the Lumbini Garden complex will be located, will be declared Buddhist Sacred Land – the Fifth in the world and most relevant outside Asia – after a solemn sacralization ceremony where the mixing of earth from Cáceres and other Nepalese municipalities of Lumbini, Kapilavastu, Devadaha and Ramgram earths – donated to that effect – will be carried out. Those were places where important events in the Buddha’s life took place as it is found in different canonic texts from Buddhism.