About the Renovation
Work commenced September 8, 2020

Make the World a Better Place

Turn The Dharma Wheel

To provide a serene and safe environment for all comers, a spiritual home of peace and enlightenment, we are now renovating the New Buddha Jewel so that we can provide a better environment for more people who wish to come and learn.  We invite all of you to support this effort and make a difference.  Contributing to the building or remodeling of a monastery allows more people to learn from the Three Jewels; it benefits others and increases our merits at the same time. You are always welcome to make a free will donation.

Benefit All Sentient Beings

The Lotus Sutra says,

“If one builds stupas, temples, and statues, it is as if one is seeing countless Buddhas.

One will attain supreme enlightenment, liberating countless sentient beings.”

Support Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha
With a respectful mind, we practice Dana (Giving) and making offerings to establish monasteries and support the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha) to propagate the Dharma. Thus we help others to associate with the Three Jewels, understand the Truth, eradicate afflictions, and perfect blessings and wisdom. The merits of enhancing the spiritual life of sentient beings surpass the value of offering material goods.

The Existing Building

The existing building is an old church from the 1950s, the site covering approximately 97,000 square feet and the two-story building approximately 25,000 square feet total.

The Renovation Includes...

Renovations include various spaces such as a main lobby, meditation hall, lecture hall, dining hall, conference room, library, children’s room, etc. and will optimize all hardware to meet the current functional needs and code requirements such as high ceilings and comprehensive upgrades to mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems and equipment. The resulting facility will be barrier-free, with the addition of an elevator and new landscaping.

Our goal is to transform the existing church space into an environment suitable to meditation and the study of Buddhism.

In order to give back to the community, Buddha Jewel also actively cooperates with the Shoreline City government on the street improvement project as well as environmental conservation, in line with altruistic principles supported by the Dharma teaching, “to benefit the self also benefits others.”

The blessings and merits are inconceivable

The Sutra says, “With one act of dana, we will reap ten thousand-fold.”   The blessings and merits from building a monastery are inconceivable.  Please join us in supporting the renovation of Buddha Jewel Monastery — a spiritual home of peace and enlightenment.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious organization. All classes and events are free of charge.  Your generous donation is tax deductible and will help us serve the community better.  Thank you for your support.

Category of Building Funds
Giving can eliminate greed and hatred, remove karmic obstacles, and increase merit and wisdom. Giving can also help others overcome their difficulties, leading to the opportunity to hear the Dharma, and eventually uproot their afflictions. Therefore, giving not only benefits ourselves and others, but also fulfills the bodhi path.
Grand Master Weichueh
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