Introducing Venerable Gotami and her Sculptor, Peter Griffin

While Buddha Hall construction permit applications make their way through various government regulatory departments, a different kind of construction is well underway.

Sculptors Peter and Denise Griffin are at work constructing the holy images for the altar in the main hall of the Buddha Hall: Shakyamuni Buddha, Venerable Gotami (the Buddha’s stepmother and the first Buddhist nun) and Venerable Ananda (the Buddha’s attendant.) See early impressions of the sculptors’ work below.