Learn about the historical context of stupa and temple building through the centuries. See how important the stupa was and is for Buddhist practitioners as a focus for worship. The story of the evolution of the stupa is intimately tied to the development of Buddhism and how it spread throughout the world.
Explore the layouts of many different types of stupas and the temple compounds that grew around them. See how the stupa evolved structurally. Understand the sacred geometry, the arrangement of stupas and other architectural objects to tell a story and convey an experience. View designs being used for building stupas today.