Together we’ll build the Buddha Hall

A spiritual home for all beings.

The Buddha Hall will be a new temple and library, the center of Sravasti Abbey’s spiritual activities.
In the Buddha Hall, people of all spiritual traditions can learn to replace anxiety, anger, and fear with love, compassion, and wisdom.
It’s where we learn to create peace in our chaotic world.

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Offering Lights in Bodhgaya

On December 28, 2022, Ven. Thubten Chodron and Dharma friends made hundreds of light offerings at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. They dedicated merit on behalf of more than 2000 supporters of the Buddha Hall, for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and for peace to flourish in the world.

Thank you all!

Slab is Poured and Walls Rise

Through the hard work and great kindness of many people, the concrete slab floor has been poured and interior walls have been erected.

Building in Snow

December has brought its share of snow, but Buddha Hall construction goes steadily on.

Lights in Bodhgaya

You can join Ven. Chodron in Bodhgaya for 40 days of light offerings for peace and merit, and support the Buddha Hall at the same time.

Layer by Layer

Gradually the outer walls are rising, but most of the action has been on the (frozen) ground. Many systems have components below the concrete slab foundation, which now can be poured!

What is Merit, Really?

For Joline, merit comes from bringing happiness to others. That’s what the Buddha Hall is all about.

Buddha Hall inspires me

There’s something about the Abbey’s Buddha Hall project that inspires Brittany to give.

What is the Buddha Hall?

The Buddha Hall is a long-awaited temple and library, the spiritual center for teachings, study, meditation and practice.

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What’s the Plan?

Construction of the two-story, 17,000-square-foot Buddha Hall began July 2022. We expect to complete it in 2023, depending on adequate funding.

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Can I help?

Your help is the key ingredient needed to build the Buddha Hall.

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