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

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.

Development Stages

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.

Stage 3:

Nuns Accommodation and Dhamma Hall will be the next project following the completion of Stage 2

Stage 1 Project Development Progression

Stage 2 Project Development Progress

We are working on the Architectural & Engineering details to develop Stage 2a

Comprising of:
Dana Hall with an adjacent kitchen
12 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 – treasurer@bsv.net.au

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.

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