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Templo da Boa Vontade

Sgas 915, Lotes 75/76 | Asa Sul, Brasilia, Federal District 70390-150, Brazil
+55(61)3114-1070
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Ranked #6 of 134 Attractions in Brasilia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Owner description: To find a place where it would be more important to "build the Temple of the Living God inside the hearts of human beings". With this in mind and... more » Owner description: To find a place where it would be more important to "build the Temple of the Living God inside the hearts of human beings". With this in mind and having as inspiration the former Statutes of the Legion of Good Will (LBV), the idea of building the Temple of Good Will was formed in the heart of its founder, the president of the LBV, Jose de Paiva Netto. For him, the monument would have to be "a landmark of this new concept of Love for Our Universal Father. That is why everything in it (even its stones) proclaims that God is Spirit and as such, it is the duty of men to adore Him". The president of the LBV recalls that on one occasion, in the early hours of the morning at his home, he once mused: "If people require a roof over their heads to protect themselves from the moods of nature, it is equally urgent to provide them with shelter from the storms derived of sentiment, a place where they can leave behind their religious, ideological, political and economic differences so as to rebuild themselves spiritually, to obtain some respite from inner turmoil. Everyone has some pain that he/she will reveal to no one, from the humblest to the most powerful of men, even our atheist Brothers". « less
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Quite an interesting setup and as the name suggests, it is a Temple of Goodwill. As you enter you are required to drape a wrap-around if you are in shorts or short skirts. Then, a volunteer will guide you around the place explaining the significance of everything in this place & what their rationale is. They have a collection of... More

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Rafael F, Public relations at Templo da Boa Vontade, responded to this review

Dear KanchM, we are glad you like the Temple of Good Will. This place is an ecumenical monument, and that is why everyone can feel comfortable to come in. It is really a pity that you didn't have the chance to try the Spiral. But we have good news: we are open everyday, and next time you come to Brazil... More

Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Quite strange since it mixes influences from Egyptians, Christianity, crystals, energy, and on and on... the architecture is ok and it is fun as an afternoon adventure to walk around the spiral and receive the "diamond energy".

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Brasilia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is a wonderful place to meditate. On saturdays they have church choir with keyboards. Everyday there is a library, art exibition, sculptures, paintings, and an ancient small egypt museum. You can also do some transcendent ritual with the enormous crystal on the roof of the church. You can park for free and also there is a self service restaurant.... More

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Greenville, MS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Very interesting to visit. It has quite a mix of cultural influences, and is calming as advertised. The grouping of people considered important to the world was quite interesting. They also had a Brazilian ceramics exhibit there when I visited. I never really figured out what the goal of the place was.

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We took the train and walked the few blocks but it was a bit difficult to locate as there are not a lot of signs, just look for the grass with a pyramid just beyond the hospital sector. It was so welcoming we were invited straight in to the temple where you are encouraged to walk the black then white... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The temple exudes a vibe of good will and spirituality. All faiths and beliefs are respected and welcomed. Inside the temple which is below a seven sided pyramid like structure that holds a giant 21kg pure crystal, you can walk a spiral path of granite and reflect on your life. The temple is located a bit further away from the... More

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Brasilia, DF
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The picture is wrong. The picture shown when I wrote the review is of the Cathedral (also worth visiting). At the Legião Temple they show the works of the founder of the Legião da Boa Vontade and a bit of their work on charity programs. Next to the temple there is a library and an auditorium. In the temple There... More

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SP
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is a place that people say is for meditation but actually you are not that encouraged to spend a long time there, since you have to walk the path that leads to the crystal and move on.

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BRASILIA
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198 reviews 198 reviews
89 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Anybody interested in triangular coned buildings should have a look at this (it is located at the rear of the main private hospital center at the south end of W3, and a stone´s throw from the huge city cemetery. Plenty of informatiion about the founder of this religious 'sect' at the main entrance. Slightly weird, etherial atmosphere on the inside,... More

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Brasilia
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The entrance leads to the main room, the pyramid of spiral floor under the largest pure crystal rock, welcoming the visitor to a recharging barefoot walk. Next room is an art gallery and right after a mineral water fountain. There's a library, a memorial for the founder of LBV (LGW), Mr. Paiva Netto, and more. A beautiful place for meditation... More

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