Together we’ll build the Buddha Hall

A spiritual home for all beings.

The Buddha Hall is a new two-story, 17,000 square foot temple and library, the center of spiritual activity at Sravasti Abbey.

Inspired by a vision to create peace in this chaotic world, hundreds of people have joined in with their offering to bring the Buddha Hall to life.

In the Buddha Hall, we’ll learn together how to replace anxiety, anger, and fear with love, compassion, and wisdom. Will you join us?

Construction began in 2022. With your help, we aim to consecrate the Buddha Hall in 2024.

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Creating places for nuns, monks, and lay people to generate virtue brings “great fruit, highly beneficial, splendid and enormous in nature.”
—The Buddha
“The Abbey is established by the people—so many people from all over the place—and for the people—so for everybody and anybody who wishes to come here.”
—Venerable Thubten Chodron
“The more people that get involved, the more people that come together to support and build this Buddha Hall, the better the whole world is going to be.”
—Fariba Fuller
“It will take all of us—our action, vision, fortitude, and aspiring bodhicitta—for this Buddha Hall to come to life. When it does, it will bring great inspiration to countless beings for a long, long time.”
-Brittany Daugs
“Now is the perfect time to build the Buddha Hall because the Buddha Hall is for all people, the country, and the world. And it’s built to last hundreds of years so that future generations can cultivate wisdom and compassion in their hearts and minds.”
– Venerable Thubten Chodron
“People want to stay here for practice. People want to stay here to be awakened. People want to stay here to feel kindness—to actually nurture love and compassion deep from their heart.”
—Kenryuu Ong
“In regions where the supreme precious teaching has not spread or where it has spread but then declined, with my heart deeply moved by great compassion, may I illuminate this treasure of happiness and benefit.”
“I’ve been a lot of places; this is the most conducive situation I have ever encountered for especially a female monastic but also for Dharma in general.”
—Venerable Sangye Khadro
“The Buddha Hall is a project that allows the Dharma to grow. It literally creates a space but also metaphorically for the Dharma to flourish here in the west”
—Brittany Daugs
“This is an incredibly precious community and the good that this community does on behalf of us all is critical in this world.”
—Fariba Fuller
“By doing a donation to the Buddha Hall you accumulate merits, because you benefit others. You bring happiness not for yourself, you bring happiness for others—then you can accumulate merit.”
— Joline Lee
“This is more than a temple. It is in alignment with the monastic setup where you have regular training going on.”
—Geshe Dadul Namgyal
“Sravasti may not be the birthplace of Buddhism in the west, but it’s where Buddhism is really taking hold.”
— Zhiwa Woodbury
“It doesn’t need to be big money… I think it’s ok, just remember how many people are gonna use this place. Imagine the Buddha Hall that we all put together. We can help out.”
—Joline Lee

Explore 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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Raise the Roof

To fund this next phase of construction, Friends of Sravasti Abbey are launching “Raise the Roof on the Buddha Hall.”

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Can I help?

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

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Holy Objects Waiting for the Buddha Hall

The exquisite roof ornaments and framed Tara paintings are a little bit closer to their final resting place in the Buddha Hall.

Sravasti Abbey: A Dependent Arising

Sravasti Abbey turns twenty this year, but the Abbey’s trajectory is still on the rise.

Let’s Complete the Grand Entrance

To finish raising the actual roof on the Buddha Hall, let’s also complete the Grand Entrance.

One Year of Buddha Hall Progress

Amazing changes have occurred in the year since the Buddha Hall ground breaking ceremony.

Rain of Taras

Twenty-one Tara paintings have arrived! They await their new home in the Tara Room of the Buddha Hall.

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Soon after we were advised to leave the Abbey quickly. As planned, we gather at Riverside High School and figure out where we need to go from there.
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Sravasti Abbey

692 Country Lane
Newport WA 99156 USA
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