Build a new Zen Buddhist Temple

$40,308 of $275k goal

Raised by 30 people in 21 months
Thay Minh Tinh  TROUT LAKE, WA
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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Update 4
Posted by Kozen Sampson
1 month ago
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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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Update 3
Posted by Kozen Sampson
15 months ago
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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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Update 2
Posted by Kozen Sampson
21 months ago
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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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Update 1
Posted by Kozen Sampson
21 months ago
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We have started our temple building fund. Please consider supporting our efforts to build a Dharma Hall/Temple. Visit our website at www.Mtadamszen.org
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$40,308 of $275k goal

Raised by 30 people in 21 months
Created July 8, 2015
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Thay Z
21 months ago
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In Gratitude

AH
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Arlene Holmes
4 months ago

In gratitude, Kozen. Greetings Zen and Maggie. Arlene

JM
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Jeff McGuire
18 months ago

Build a temple

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MKandFeyrie Southeast
21 months ago

Sending love and gratitude.

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