Stage 2 - Meditation Centre Project

 

Development Stages

2018

Container Huts

 

  • 3 cointainer huts
  • Infrastructure required for the current establishment and container huts
  • Site levelling/excavation

Mar 2019 – Apr 2020

Stage 1: Monks Area & Infrastructure

  • 5 Monks’ huts including one for Ajahn Brahm
  • Sangha house
  • Infrastructure for all of the buildings
  • Sewage treatment plant

Mar 2020 – present

Stage 2: Meditation Centre – Stage 2(a)

  • 24 en-suites lay retreatants
  • Construction of the kitchen and Dãna Hall,
  • Offices and general amenities,
  • Caretakers’ cottages

Future Development

Stage 3

 

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

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 consists of:

  • 4 Cottages – 24 rooms with ensuites for lay retreatants
  • Dhana Hall and Kitchen
  • Office and Amenities
  • Caretakers Cottage
  • All necessary infrastructure services

Construction works are progressing, albeit with some delays experienced, due to material and labour shortages, which has impacted the entire construction industry – post COVID.

Stage 2B and 2C

Stage 2B and 2C works have already been master planned.

 Stage 2B works will consist of:

  • Meditation Hall
  • Amenities

Current Estimated Cost of Stage 2B works is approximately $5 Million

 Stage 2C works will consists of:

  • Extension of Retreatants Cottages -addition of 36 more rooms with ensuites
  • Expansion of Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Extension of infrastructure services to cover stage 2B works.

Current Estimated Cost of Stage 2B works is approximately $5 Million

Balance funds required to complete Stage 2A

$61,203 of $560,000 raised

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 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.

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

- Ayya Khema
A Series of Letting Go Dhamma Talks