Welcome to Tisarana’s New Dhamma Hall website. Presented here is the current vision for the monastery’s new Dhamma Hall.
As Tisarana grows, the need for a larger Dhamma hall (sala) has become increasingly apparent. The present hall can hold only 50 people in close quarters.
The new Dhamma Hall design is planned to comfortably hold 150 people with extra space in a conjoined foyer for larger events such as Kathina. The hall’s main elements will be a spacious timber frame interior and our bronze Buddha image. It is also being designed with energy efficiency, enviromental considerations, low maintenance and longevity in mind.
Connected to the Dhamma Hall will be a main entrance with space for boots and coats, as well as utilitiy spaces, covered walkways, and much appreciated new washroom facilities. Landscaped paths, gates, trees and hedges will serve to guide people to the main entrance and walking paths beyond, as well as create spaces for outdoor gatherings.
The new Dhamma Hall will be the heart of the monastery. The main space for mediation, dhamma teachings, pujas, blessings, ordinations, Sangha meetings and large gatherings such as Vesākha Pūjā and Kathina.
Below are some of the design drawings for the Dhamma Hall. Although these will likely undergo some changes, they give an idea of what it will look like. Updates and new images will be added as they become available – enjoy.