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.

$500,000 Buddha Hall Ground Breaking Challenge!
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$500k Ground-Breaking Challenge Begins

Challenge has increased! Three Abbey friends challenge us to match their generous $500k donation by Lama Tsongkhapa Day, December 18.

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.

Contract Signing Ceremony

We’re rejoicing! Ven. Chodron has signed the contract to begin building the Buddha Hall! Here are photos from the signing ceremony.

Buddha Hall Design Gallery

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

Statues in Progress

Sculptor Peter Griffin continues his work on the three statues we have commissioned for the main Buddha Hall altar. 

Construction Permit Received

We are thrilled to tell you the Abbey has received the construction permit to build the Buddha Hall!

A new Manjushri painting

The Abbey commissioned traditional thangka painter Tenzin Ngodup to create a new painting of Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom, 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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