The Stupa of the Great Awakening is born out of a prophecy which says that “when the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal collapsed, it would rise again in the west.” It is thus modeled after this Great Stupa and to be built near Pleasant Valley in the Hudson River Valley of New York state. It is a project of the Bodhivastu Foundation for Enlightened Activity,

It is dedicated to bringing an awakening, peace and healing to a humanity and planet now experiencing a crisis and suffering in almost every aspect of its culture and institutions. When completed it will be the largest stupa in the world.