Newbury Buddhist Monastery Building Updates
NBM Building Projects
The monastery project is strongly supported and endorsed by Venerable Ajahn Brahm (BSV’s Spiritual Advisor). Information about the NBM building project is available for viewing at the BSV Buddhaloka Centre and the NBM website.
Once construction is fully completed, there will be two separate dwelling areas within the facility – one for Bhikkhus and one for Bhikkhunis – with a total of 20 huts scattered throughout the forest. There is also a plan to build accommodation for lay guests who wish to practise in a monastic environment.
This is a three-stage development, which will include building the Meditation Centre for the 4-fold Community of Bhikkhus, Bhikkhunis, Laymen and Laywomen
Stage 1 construction commenced in March 2019, has been completed in April 2020. Stage 1 construction included: building infrastructure to support the development, 5 kutis (huts) and a Bhikkhu Sangha House to accommodate the Bhikkhu Sangha on one side of the monastery
Stage 2 construction was officially launched in March 2020 and is the current active development project at the monastery. For easier manageability, this project is divided into sub-phases. We are currently seeking supports for Stage 2(a) and details of its scope are outlined below.
Stage 1: Mar 2019 - Apr 2020
In March 2019, we commenced Stage 1 construction – building infrastructure to support the development, 5 kutis (huts) and a Bhikkhu Sangha House to accommodate the Bhikkhu Sangha on one side of the monastery
This Stage 1 project was completed in April 2020 in line with the Project Plan
Stage 2: Launched Mar 2020
NBM Meditation Centre project was launched in March 2020. The Centre facility will include cottages with individual rooms and ensuites for lay retreatants, a Meditation Hall, Dana hall & Kitchen. This project will be divided into phases depending on funding availability.
Project architectural design has commenced. Details of the first phase of the project plan will be made available in due course.
Nuns Accommodation and Dhamma Hall will be the next project following the completion of Stage 2
Stage 1 Project Development – Completed in April 2020
Stage 2 Project Development – Currently in progress
We are working on the Architectural & Engineering details to develop Stage 2a
Dana Hall with an adjacent kitchen
24 rooms for lay retreatants
Admin rooms and ancillary services
Gratefully seeking donations toward the NBM Building Stage 2a – NBM Meditation Centre project.
Donations can be made via the BSV website: www.bsv.net.au/donation/ or
email the BSV Treasurer – firstname.lastname@example.org
How To Get Involved?
Make A Direct Donation
We invite you to support this highly meritorious project to aid the monastic Sangha in their spiritual path, and to help propagate the teachings of the Buddha.
Donate A Brick
Each symbolic brick represents an AUD$10 donation towards the monastery building fund. Why not donate one or more today?
Spread the word and invite others to support
Any amount is welcome as it will help bring us one step closer to realising the vision.
Join our fundraising activities
For more details on these and other ways that you can support, please refer to our events page.