Dechen Shindrupling is a newly established Buddhist Center in New York City. The center's mission is to keep the great Buddhist traditions alive, while working to protect our environment and to prevent wars and disasters around the world. Dechen Shindrupling Buddhist Center works to promote religious harmony, a harmonious society for each living being, and peace for the world at large.
In general, ‘Buddha’ means ‘Awakened One’, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. There are many people who have become Buddhas in the past, and many people will become Buddhas in the future.