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Contemplative Garden At Spalding University

Spalding University's meditation garden was established to honor Thomas Merton's and The Dalai Lama's encounter, which inspired many individuals about the value of interfaith community partnerships


Contemplative Garden At Spalding University


838 S 4th Street
Louisville Kentucky 40202



Spalding's meditation garden was created to honor Thomas Merton and The Dalai Lama, whose encounter inspired many people about the importance of interfaith partnerships. A stupa would be a great monument to build in downtown Louisville, as it is a symbol of spiritual progress and understanding. It is a place where people of all faiths can come together to learn, grow, and form interfaith partnerships. The Stupa is a classic example of Buddhist architecture and is a perfect expression of Buddhist heritage and culture in downtown Louisville.


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Louisville ( (listen) LOO-ee-vil, US: (listen) LOO-ə-vəl, locally (listen) LUUV-əl) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, sixth-most populous city in the Southeast, and the 28th-most-populous city in the United States. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County, on the Indiana border. Named after King Louis XVI of France, Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, making it one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachians. With nearby Falls of the Ohio as the only major obstruction to river traffic between the upper Ohio River and the Gulf of Mexico, the settlement first grew as a portage site. It was the founding city of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, which grew into a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system across 13 states.



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