London Parks & Gardens Trust

Lambeth and Southwark

Tibetan Garden of Contemplation and Peace

Tibetan Garden of Contemplation and Peace

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Directions

The walk continues through the Tibetan Garden of Contemplation and Peace (to the left, as you are facing the Imperial War Museum).

Description

In the summer of 1996 Buddhist priests set up a peace camp and created a sand mandala in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park. The permanent garden was opened by the Dalai Lama in 1999. Around the garden are sculptures by Hamish Horsley representing earth, air, water and fire. The centrepiece is a Buddhist symbol associated with peace and well-being.