Build the Buddha Hall




At last, it’s time to build the Buddha Hall,

a spiritual home for you and all beings.


Please join us! 

Let’s make a continuous flow of merit by reciting Buddha’s mantra —

 om mune mune maha muneya soha —

as we design, plan construction, and invite generosity to build the Buddha Hall.



What is the Buddha Hall?

The Buddha Hall is the long-awaited temple space, the crown jewel of buildings at Sravasti Abbey.

No monastery is complete without its Buddha Hall. And while our beautiful log cabin Meditation Hall has served its purpose well for 16 years, it was always a temporary solution.

Now, with a resident community of 16 monastics and attendance at Abbey programs regularly surpassing 50 people, the Meditation Hall is just too small to contain all the Abbey’s Dharma activities.

The Buddha has been waiting for us, and now it’s clear: time to build the Buddha Hall.

Temple and Library

The Buddha Hall will be a two-story, 20,000-square-foot temple and library.

The Buddha Hall will support Sravasti Abbey’s daily meditation practices, regular sangha and chanting rituals, teachings, retreats, pujas, memorials, and special Dharma events.

The Buddha Hall will also contain an extensive library, classrooms, and media room.

When do we start?

Plans are just beginning. We’ll use this page to report updates on the progress. We also invite your support by helping to generate merit by reciting Buddha’s mantra. Details below.

Of course, we welcome your offerings too!


The Meditation Hall Is Full

nuns and laypeople meditating

crowd of seated nuns and

group poses for pic



You can help create the necessary

Continuous Flow of Merit!

Recite Buddha’s mantra

 om mune mune maha muneya soha

1 million times by Vesak Day 2020

and report your totals on the form below.

Learn the mantra


How Does It Work?

Join Sravasti Abbey and Dharma Friends worldwide in meditation on the Buddha and contribute to the Continuous Flow of Merit.

From now until May 7, 2020, we invite you to do the Meditation on the Buddha and recite Shakyamuni’s mantra—om mune mune maha muneya soha—as many times as you wish: 7, 21, 108, or even 108,000 times.

Then dedicate the positive energy from your actions for all sentient beings and towards building the Buddha Hall to create peace in our chaotic world.

Use the form below to report your mantra counts. We’ll track them all on this graphic of prayer beads, where each bead counts for 1,000 recitations.


New Goal: 1,000,000

This graphic illustrates our totals.
One bead equals 1000 recitations.

Buddha mantras recited as of October 12.


Third mala complete. Seven to go.