Fully funded

Building Project

Meditation Retreat Centre Project Stage 2a

The NBM Meditation Retreat Centre project was officially launched in March 2020 and construction commenced in October 2021. The designs developed are sensitive to the pristine forested natural environment and will support spiritual activities planned for the Centre. The buildings are organized around a strong spiritual axis of progression from mundane to spiritual – Entry Foyer – Dãna Hall – Stupa Courtyard – and through to the Meditation Hall (to be constructed at a future stage). The cottages are placed around a series of courtyards connected by landscaped gardens and colonnaded walkways. They also serve as tranquil contemplative spaces and pathways for walking meditation.

The Centre will facilitate Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Brahmali and other senior monastics to provide teachings to the community.

We thank all of our generous supporters who provided much needed funding to not only meet the original project costs, but also the additional costs that were incurred due to cost escalations in the building industry.

Donations made in Australia of $2.00 or more towards The Buddhist Society of Victoria Inc. Monastery Building Fund Account may be tax-deductible.

Construction due to complete in:








Support the Building Project

You can help complete the Retreat Centre so it can be operational in July this year by selecting one of the 3-Step fundraising campaigns that’s close to your heart (listed below).

You can make your donation via Credit Card, PayPal, Direct Debit or Offline Bank Transfer. If you wish to donate to one of the fundraising campaigns using a Bank Transfer, then make sure you select “Donate with Bank Transfer” at Step 3 (Payment Method) to reveal the banking transfer details.

Alternatively, select the “Donate via Bank Transfer” button to donate outside of the six fundraising campaigns below.

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