Renovation of the Library 2015

The Library has been in the property since the monastery started in 1989. It was converted from an old tractor shed to be the multipurpose hall: library, workshop, storage, gift shop, dining room, sleeping area, meeting place, lecturing & slide presentation area, tai chi exercise, chanting and meditation hall for large meditation groups and school excursions. Patiently, the monks have used the library for all kinds of the Dhamma teaching activities even though the roof has been leaking for some time.


Recently, there has been an increasing number of people participating in our monthly meditation retreats and many more school and university students visiting and studying Buddhism in our monastery.


Now, the leaking roof has become ‘Niagara Falls’, especially when it rains heavily. All the carpets have started to rot, and the books have been damaged. It is no longer possible to facilitate any teaching activities.


The monks have now decided to renovate the whole building: replacing the roof timber frame, corrugated iron sheets, roof gutters; building ceilings, internal walls, and windows; and resurfacing the concrete floor and lay laminated floorboards.


We are looking for generous donors who would like to help the monks to renovate this historical multi-purpose hall so we are able to provide more Dhamma teaching to people. Select any item that you would like to sponsor. You are able to donate directly into our bank account, and acknowledge us by email.


We welcome volunteer helpers who have skills in carpentry, concreting, roofing or just helping hands. Please contact the monastery by email.  We will keep on updating the progress of this project in this website.


Thanks & Sadhu: Rejoice with your kind help.