Together we’ll build the Buddha Hall

A spiritual home for all beings.

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

The world has changed dramatically since we announced the Buddha Hall project in 2019.
Anxiety over the climate crisis, Covid-19, political violence and war, food shortages, and soaring inflation is on the rise.
For these very reasons, the Buddha Hall is more urgently needed than ever.
In the Buddha Hall, people of all spiritual traditions will learn to replace anxiety, anger, and fear with courageous love, compassion, and wisdom.
In the Buddha Hall, we learn to create peace in a chaotic world.

Features

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

Adorned with beautiful Buddha images, its three meditation halls, library, classrooms, and quiet spaces invite us to delve deeply into Buddha’s profound teachings.

The Buddha Hall is a practice and learning center for monastics and lay practitioners to bring forth the goodness in our own hearts, and then share the tools with others.

The Abbey community is so excited to be able to increase our ability to offer the Dharma to people far and wide.

Main Hall

The Main Hall will be the principal teachings and meditation space, equipped to video. A large, central altar will command the space, filled with images of enlightened beings: a ten-foot seated Shakyamuni Buddha, flanked by smaller statues of Venerable Ananda, the Buddha’s faithful attendant, and Venerable Mahaprajapati Gotami, the first Buddhist nun, who was also the Buddha’s stepmother.

Equipped for superb sound and live streaming, the Main Hall will seat up to 100 people.

Tara Room

The Tara Room will be a more intimate meditation space, with seats for up to 50. Teachings and meditations can be video recorded or broadcast live.

Posadha Room

The Posadha Room will be dedicated for monastic rituals. Both will also be equipped for broadcast.

Dedication Room

The Dedication Room will be a quiet place to memorialize deceased dear ones and to make special prayers for the living.

Library and Learning

The ground floor features a large library for Tibetan, Chinese, and English texts. It also includes a media room, and Dharma classrooms.

Go to What’s the Plan? To see designs and renderings.

Large face of Buddha in front; two standing statues behind. Looking straight on.

More Buddha Hall Info

What’s the Plan?

Building plans, timetable, funding

Can I help?

Many ways to give

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Sravasti Abbey

692 Country Lane
Newport WA 99156 USA
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