Build a new Zen Buddhist Temple

$74,075 of $275,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 41 months
We are a small Thien (Chan/Zen) Buddhist temple at the base of Mt. Adams in Southern Washington State.  Our hope is to build a free standing Dharma Hall/Temple on our land.  We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt religious organization.

Our abbot is Venerable Thay Kozen (Thich Minh Thinh)  is ordained in the Vietnamese Zen tradition (Southern or quick enlightenment school, Rinzai in Japan).  Our primary practice is meditation and metta (loving kindness).

Our current temple is in the second floor of a 110 year old barn.  We have a 3 stage building plan, 1- a new temple building, 2- a dining room/commercial kitchen,
3-  classroom/auditorium.

We're saving all funds in an interest bearing savings account untill we have the funds to build the temple.
Avalokitesvara's (Kuan Yin, Quanyin, Quan Am) statue stands in front of our temple.  Shown here buried in snow during the harsh winter of 2017.  Mt. Adams shows through in the background.

Our current temple is located on the second floor of a 110 year old barn.  Can you help us build a new temple?

May all of us be well and happy and may we all know love and peace.
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We hope to build a new single story temple. Our current temple in on the second floor of a 100 year old barn. It is a bit drafty and hard to heat in the winter.
With your help we can build a place of refuge and peace. May we all be well and happy. May we all know love and peace.
Our current temple is in an old barn
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We are close to $40,000 in donations, We need to have $125,000 to start building the new temple in the spring of 2017. Can you help us? May we all be well and happy, may we all know love and peace.
Our current temple is in a ery old barn
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Nam Mô A Di Đà Phật. We are working towards building a temple. We hope to pour the cement for the foundation and put in the septic system this spring. Laughing - right now we have 3+ foot of snow covering the land so no work is going on.
Mt Adams covered in snow.
Snow is covering our meditaiton walkways
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Mt. Adams Zen Buddhist Temple
Tuyết Sơn Thiền Tự - 雪山禅寺

When we first came to Trout Lake we had 4 goals for the land:
1. Make a temporary temple
2. Develop land that we could grow food
3. Make a meditation retreat area with small huts
4. build a temple
Now that the first 3 goals are completed we're working on building a temple. We hope to teach the Buddha's Dharma to English speaking persons. We practice in the Vietnamese tradition of Thien as taught by Thich Thien An.
May all be well, May all be happy
May all know love, May all know peace
Nam Mô A Di Đà Phật - Mo Phật - Namo Amitoufo
Our temporary temple
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$74,075 of $275,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 41 months
Created July 8, 2015
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Gaea Holub
1 month ago

I wish it could be more my friend. But I hope it helps you Kozen. ♥

13 months ago (Offline Donation)
Caitlin and Barry Pederson
13 months ago

Suco, Thanks so much for your guidance with our wedding ceremony and for bringing your dogs to join in the fun! Thanks to the Abbey for use of the beautiful bell as well :)

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