The first concrete pour to lay the Buddha Hall foundation brings Ven. Samten to tears. But what’s so special about concrete?
Abbey friends, teachers, and residents share why it’s essential to build the Buddha Hall, a temple of learning to spread love, compassion, and wisdom.
In addition to excavating the land for the Buddha Hall, we are looking at carpets, designing the altar, and having many meetings!
$500,000 Challenge: Three Abbey friends challenge us to match their generous donation by Lama Tsongkhapa Day, December 18.
In less than a month, the look of the building site has changed completely — from forest to dirt, in preparation for the concrete footings.
A Buddha Hall Message from Abbess Venerable Thubten Chodron