Together we’ll build the Buddha Hall
A spiritual home for all beings.

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Deer and Dharma Wheel

We’re adding a traditional twist by adding roof ornaments similar to those on Tibetan monasteries.

A 6-foot Dharma wheel flanked by two deer about 3.5 feet high will sit on a parapet above the main entrance. The symbols represent the Buddha’s first teaching after his awakening at Deer Park near Sarnath, India, when he “turned the wheel of the Dharma.”

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Abbey Cats

The Abbey is home to the “Four Immeasureable” cats of Maitri (loving-kindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (joy), and Upekkha (equanimity). We walk them daily on leashes to restrain them from harming the local wildlife.

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Forest

The Buddha Hall is nestled among the Abbey trees and will provide fantastic views of our meadows, forests, and the nearby Selkirk mountains.

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Ganjira

We’re adding a traditional twist by adding roof ornaments similar to those on Tibetan monasteries.

At the center of the roof will be three “ganjiras” – spires represent the five Buddha families, stacked one on top of the other, with a lotus base at the bottom. The central ganjira is 8 feet, and the two sides spires are each 5 feet tall. We should be able to see them from all directions as we approach the Buddha Hall.

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Geothermal Heating & Cooling

Like Gotami House and Chenrezig Hall, the Buddha Hall will use a geothermal heating and cooling system, which takes advantage of the natural constant temperature of the earth. This leads to higher efficiency and lower energy use.

Protecting and caring for the environment is one of the Abbey’s core values, and new buildings are designed with energy efficient heating and cooling systems, insulated building materials, and other resource-saving features.

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Faswall

Faswall is an excellent building material. Made from recycled and mineralized pallets, it is fire-resistant and has excellent thermal insulation properties.

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The Buddha Hall is a new temple and library, a place to learn the remedies to anxiety, anger, and fear, cultivate love and compassion, and share these methods freely with all who seek them.

The Buddha Hall will:

  • Expand the meditation hall capacity for teachings and events to 100
  • Offer a dedicated room for monastic rites
  • Create a library to house thousands of Dharma books
  • Improve the quality of online Dharma events
  • Increase office space
  • Be a home for beautiful religious art
  • Provide a beautiful temple, the center of religious activity

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Sravasti Abbey

692 Country Lane
Newport WA 99156 USA
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