Newbury Buddhist Monastery Building Updates


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 been completed and construction commenced on 25 October 2021.

Stage 3:

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

Stage 2 Project Development – Currently in progress

The NBM Meditation Retreat Centre project was officially launched in March 2020 by Ajahn Brahmali and Bhante Mudito. The designs developed are sensitive to the pristine forested natural environment and work toward supporting spiritual activities taking place on site. 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. Construction commenced in October 2021. Ajahn Brahm conducted a  Blessing Ceremony at the building site on Saturday 26 February 2022.  Watch the YouTube presentation of the ceremony below.


The current phase of construction will consist of:

• 24 rooms with en-suites for lay retreatants,
• Construction of the kitchen and Dãna Hall,
• Offices and general amenities,
• Caretakers’ cottages,
• All necessary infrastructure services.

Construction commenced on 25 October 2021

The current phase of construction will consist of:
Kitchen and Dana Hall
24 rooms with en-suites  for lay retreatants
Offices and general amenities
Caretakers’ cottages
All necessary infrastructure services


Gratefully seeking donations toward the NBM Building Stage 2a – NBM Meditation Centre project.
Donations can be made via the BSV website: or
email the BSV Treasurer –

Stage 1 Project Development – Completed in April 2020

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.

“Wisdom comes only from the understood experience and from nothing else.”

- Ayya Khema
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