Relax Your Mind at the Peace Pagoda in Massachusetts

In a world full of chaos and noise, it’s reassuring to know there’s a place to escape with peace and quiet. The tranquility of the grounds at the Peace Pagoda offers a respite in an otherwise crazy, fast-paced society.

Visitors can stroll through the property at their leisure. They can spend time reflecting and enjoying nature in the forests, ponds, and pathways.

Located three miles north of Leverette, the New England Peace Pagoda sits in the deep woods of west-central Massachusetts.

Where Is the New England Peace Pagoda?

Nichidatsu Fujii inspired the Peace Pagoda, which is one of 80 such structures. He built the first pagoda in Japan after the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

About the New England Peace Pagoda

Buddist communities built peace pagodas as places for reflection, quiet thought, and tranquility.

Why Was the Peace Pagoda Built?

Nichidatsu Fujii was a Japanese Buddhist monk who saw his mission in life to return the Buddist religion to its home of India.

Who Was Nichidatsu Fujii?

The property has several buildings you can tour, and a one-and-a-half-mile hiking loop will take you past ponds, up to the top of Jackson Hill and the pagoda, and through quiet, reflective spaces on the land.

What Do You Do at the Peace Pagoda?

Take a picnic lunch with you and enjoy the peace and quiet of the hilltop, away from the busyness of life. There is also a new temple on site that hosts weddings and events of all types.

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