The project name was granted by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
The meaning of the name is “place where the Dharma is transmitted and realized”.
Due to the generosity of so many, Sangha Onlus has been able to purchase a 30 hectare (about 1.7 square kilometre) property near Pomaia in Tuscany since 2007.
The architect of the project is Gino Zavanella, who is well known all over Italy.
The University of Pisa have also been engaged in studies with respect to the project and its influence in the region and in June 2011 the research results were presented to the mayor and the local community.
Currently the project is working on obtaining planning permission from the local and regional authorities.