"I am heartened to learn of the establishment of Sravasti Abbey in the USA... I am happy to give (it) my support and encourage others who share this interest to do likewise."
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama





Progress in Pictures


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Winter Retreat
Moving In
Steady Progress

Myriad Details

Stucco

Blessings, Sheetrock & Stucco

Sheetrock

Chenrezig Hall Gets A Label

A Lot About Plumbing

Roof, Deck & Eaves
On with the Roof
Trusses Arrive
Framing 2nd Floor
Pouring the 2nd Story Walls
Second Floor Walls Take Shape
Work Continues into the New Year!
Second Story Sub-floor
Floor Joists ... and More Snow
Framing Progress ... and More Snow

Framing: First Floor Takes Shape
Concrete & Snow
Walls: First Story Complete

Chenrezig Hall Rising
Pouring the Concrete

Big Trucks
Rebar!
Digging Begins!
Blessing the Land
Moving Forward
Preparing To Build
The Meditation Hall Gets Its Altar
Making Room for Chenrezig Hall
Planning has Begun

January-March 2014
Winter Retreat
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November-December 2013
Moving In
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October 2013
Steady Progress
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September 2015
Myriad Details
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August 2013
Stucco
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July 2013
Blessings, Sheetrock & Stucco
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July 2013
Sheetrock

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June 2013
Chenrezig Hall Gets a Label

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May 2013
A Lot About Plumbing

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April 2013
Roof, Deck & Eaves

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March 2013
On with the Roof

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February 2013
Trusses Arrive

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February 2013
Framing Second Floor Rooms

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February 2013
Pouring the 2nd Story Walls

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January 2013
Second Floor Walls Take Shape

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January 2013
Work and Snow!
Work and snow continue into the new year!

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December 2012
Second Story Sub-floor
Work continues on the second story with the installation of the sub-flooring.

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December 2012
Floor Joists ... and More Snow
The crew places beams that will bear the floor for the second story, while the community pitches in for more snow removal.

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December 2012
Framing Progress ... and More Snow
First floor walls are framed and the community practices old-fashioned manual snow removal.

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November 2012
Framing: the First Floor Takes Shape

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November 2012
Concrete & Snow

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November 3, 2012
Walls: First Story Complete

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October 22, 2012
Chenrezig Hall Rising

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October 6, 2012
Pouring the concrete retaining wall & blessing the site

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September 21, 2012
Big trucks roll up to pour concrete for the footings.

September 5, 2012
Rebar—Creating the Concrete Forms

August 23, 2012
Digging Begins! The Foundation

August 19, 2012
Blessing the Land

Wishing safety and harmony for all involved with building Chenrezig Hall, the community blesses the building site before foundation preparation begins.

August 10, 2012
Moving Forward

Contractor George Weaver walks the building site with Ven. Tarpa and the trucks arrive to take soil samples to help the engineers design the geothermal unit for Chenrezig Hall. One step closer to construction!!

   

   

Preparing to Build

We hired contractor George Weaver of Alpha & Omega Construction, prepared the constructions drawings, applied for the permits, and blessed the land. Now we're ready to build!


Ven. Chodron signs the contract with George Weaver.

George & Ven. Tarpa survey the building site.

Ven. Chodron leads the blessing puja..

With delight, Chenrezig oversees the proceedings.
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The Meditation Hall Gets Its Altar

Although we began to use the relocated Meditation Hall in January, snowy and wet roads prevented us from reinstalling the altar. With the help of many volunteers from our annual Young Adult Week program, the altar is now complete.


The crew gently walks the altar to the truck.

They load it into the hall.

Then they replace the kangyur and tengyer texts.

Ven. Yeshe puts the finishing touches on the kangyur.
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Making Room for Chenrezig Hall

Now that the Meditation Hall has been moved, John and Kenny return to clear away the old foundation.

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John and Kenny begin to take down the foundation Finishing touches!
Halfway done!
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Planning has Begun!

The continuing growth in demand for retreats and courses and the growth of the Abbey community have signaled the time for new construction. Plans for Chenrezig Hall are being developed now! We are happy to, once again, work with Tim Wilson, architect for Gotami House.

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