The first concrete pour to lay the Buddha Hall foundation brings Ven. Samten to tears. But what’s so special about concrete?
“The Buddha Hall will be built by the people, for the people,” says Abbess Venerable Thubten Chodron. Sravasti Abbey friends, teachers, and residents share why it’s essential to build Sravasti Abbey’s new Buddha Hall, a temple of learning to spread love, compassion, and wisdom. They invite you to join in.
Please join me to help Sravasti Abbey build the new Buddha Hall—a place for all of us.
In addition to excavating the land for the Buddha Hall, we are looking at carpets, designing the altar, and having many meetings!
Ground Breaking Challenge: Three Abbey friends challenge us to match their generous $500k 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.