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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164697
raised of
500000
as of September 29, 2022

What’s Exciting About Concrete?

The first concrete pour to lay the Buddha Hall foundation brings Ven. Samten to tears. But what’s so special about concrete?

By the People for the People

Abbey friends, teachers, and residents share why it’s essential to build the Buddha Hall, a temple of learning to spread love, compassion, and wisdo

More Than Digging

In addition to excavating the land for the Buddha Hall, we are looking at carpets, designing the altar, and having many meetings!

$500k Challenge Begins

Ground Breaking Challenge: Three Abbey friends challenge us to match their generous $500k donation by Lama Tsongkhapa Day, December 18.

The Buddha Hall Site Takes Shape

In less than a month, the look of the building site has changed completely — from forest to dirt, in preparation for the concrete footings.

Buddha Hall: For the people, the country, and the world

A Buddha Hall Message from Abbess Venerable Thubten Chodron

Statues Arrive

Statues have arrived for the main altar of the Buddha Hall, traveling all the way from the French studio of Peter and Denise Griffin.

Site Prep Begins

Young Construction and other subcontractors visited the Abbey the week of July 18th to begin planning and preparing for construction.

Ground Breaking Ceremony

The Ground-breaking Ceremony officially launched the next phase of our project to build the Buddha Hall.

Buddha Hall Design Gallery

Check out the gallery of plans and designs for the Buddha Hall!

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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Newport WA 99156 USA
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