Together we’ll build the Buddha Hall
The Buddha Hall is a two-story, 17,000 square foot temple and library, the center of spiritual activity at Sravasti Abbey.
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.
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.
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.
The Posadha Room will be dedicated for monastic rituals. Both will also be equipped for broadcast.
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.
More Buddha Hall Info
What’s the Plan?
Building plans, timetable, funding
Can I help?
Many ways to give