Introduction to ARGO, Thousand Temples Project
Anthropology tells us the ancient megalithic people of Britain were able to calculate the earth’s circumference with astonishing accuracy by unifying their standard of measure for the megalithic mile to the megalithic minute, to a number of degrees of the globe’s daily rotation on its axis. Time, space and motion elegantly reconciled some 5 thousand years ago!
Ancient Egyptian, Mayan, Taoist, Cherokee, Celtic and Indonesian (to name a few) cultures integrated sophisticated knowledge of such elements as astronomical cycles, natural and sacred geometry, harmonics, the earth’s energy grid, into their sacred and mundane rituals with a simplicity we are barely able to conceive of now. Given an existence reconciled on so many levels, the individual would necessarily be integrated, in certain respects, enlightened.
Union with the universe, with the whole Divine (which is also the definition of yoga), that is to say, the Microcosm as a complete reflection of the Macrocosm would be accomplished.
Isn’t this what we are lacking – the solution, in a sense, to the problems of modern man? Sahasra Adhi Pura’s contribution to this is the Thousand Temples Project.
Thousand Temples Project constructed a temple-complex to understand and encapsulate the spiritual knowledge of many of the world’s sacred cultures for the enlightenment of this and future generations. The project, initiated by one of Java’s most highly developed Yogis, W. Hardjanta Pradjapangarsa, will eventually contain one thousand small-scaled replicas of sacred structures and holy sites from around Indonesia and the world. ARGO, the first part of the plan, containing fifty installations is complete. It is designed and constructed by a group of Hardjanta’s students from Indonesia and at least 20 other countries around the world.