Updated Temple's Construction - Sangha Building and Dharma Program Support

Updated: Jul 31


Meditation Hall - Buddha Hall at Dharma Mountain.
Meditation Hall - Buddha Hall at Dharma Mountain.

We had a successful meeting for the overall construction plan of the Temple, the construction works are taking place at Dharma Mountain. We are happy to announce and update Temple's Construction - Sangha Building and Dharma Program Support, to share information with the public to supporters and Buddhist members.


The overall construction plan of the Temple includes the General of the Temple's Meditation Hall, this is a large project built on the middle of the mountain. A multi-use house of the Sangha will be built next to the Zen hall, on the hillside.


In addition to the required technical progress from the County, we need to finalize the access road, the internal road to connect to the bridge, and design and complete the bridge over the stream.


Our Temple Construction project will begin construction soon once the technical progress required by the County of San Diego has been met: (1) we need to finalize the driveway entrance area for the gate, (2) the internal roadway to connect to the bridge, (3) and completion of the bridge over the stream. (4) The path leading to the mountain where the Zen hall and the multi-use house of the Sangha were built. (4) The fire protection water area around the middle of the forest with the Zen hall and the house of the Sangha. (5). The road lot is completed to allow the fire truck to make a turn, within the specification required by the Fire Department. (6). Sewage drainage area and septic tank system need to be completed.


The meeting concluded 6 immediate steps that our temple needs to take, then it will be to next step on the foundation for construction works. According to the estimated professional calculations, our temple needs to prepare the expected financial resources to complete the 6 items which is 700,000 USD.


In the past time, although the epidemic has made the situation difficult, our temple, along with donors, supporters from near and far, have worked together with Professional Engineers, San Diego County - Department of Environmental Health has approved the Construction Site and Water Treatment System permits for the Construction.


At the same time, in the past year, our Temple has carried out construction: Electrical system and Water system that Dharma Meditation Temple has completed with approval (permit has been completed) of the San Diego County government. The Electrical System is low voltage for Dharma Mountain use, which is a commercial electrical system. The water system includes a City-approved and ready-to-use water source; The completed commercial clean well water system is also included in the construction project. All three projects, implemented from July 2018 to now, have been completed.


Our temple and civil engineers, and two Architects have been working with us for 4 years until now. Currently, we are preparing many steps to start the main construction to be built. To do that with progress and meaning, we are always grateful to our supporters, donors, and members of the temple who have always supported us until today. It is a noble blessing in the work of serving the Buddhadharma, contributing to spreading the good things of morality and peace to the public and to the faith in the Buddhadharma.


People say the first steps are the hardest but with the help of everyone, the process of building a meditation center will be much easier. We are calling out for help, for all correspondence to support, sponsor, donate to build, please contact Dharma Meditation Temple, 9755 Old Castle Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. Support, sponsor, donate to the fund to build Dharma Meditation Temple in the following ways:


Donate to the temple:

  • Sakyamuni Buddhist Sangha of U.S. Dharma Meditation Temple

(Chase bank)

Account Number: 437026425

  • Zelle: +1 (619) 414.0106 (Sakyamuni Buddhist Sangha of U.S.)

  • Venmo: Dharma Meditation Temple (@DharmaMountain)

  • Paypal: dharmameditationtemple@gmail.com

  • Or support, sponsor and donate Online at:

https://www.dharmamountainnews.com/giving


The Sakyamuni Buddhist Sangha of the United States - Dharma Meditation Temple, is a U.S. nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Namo Buddhaya, Your generosity is precious, Thank you for supporting the development of wisdom and compassion in the world. All Contributions, Donations are eligible for tax deductibility as permitted by law.

Overall construction plan of Dharma Mountain Dharma Meditation Temple.
Overall construction plan of Dharma Mountain Dharma Meditation Temple.

Sangha Building and Dharma Program Support


Dharma Meditation Temple, established in 2014 until now, is a place of non-profit Spiritual - Charity Religious activities in the heart of the Buddhist compatriot community near and far. From 2016 until now is the time in the process of applying for permission and opening land to build our temple. In the conditions of living, studying, practicing and serving the Buddhist community for many years, but there is no material basis to conveniently meet the Buddhist and service activities. Currently, Dharma Mountain is trying its best with the spiritual support of the Venerable Monks in the Sangha, with the enthusiastic support of the Dharma from the good intellectuals, Buddhists and donors, has often supported the Construction Project to be completed soon.


Our Temple Construction project will begin construction soon once the technical progress required by the County of San Diego has been met: (1) we need to finalize the driveway entrance area for the gate, (2) the internal roadway to connect to the bridge, (3) and completion of the bridge over the stream. (4) The path leading to the mountain where the Zen hall and the multi-use house of the Sangha were built. (4) The fire protection water area around the middle of the forest with the Zen hall and the house of the Sangha. (5). The road lot is completed to allow the fire truck to make a turn, within the specification required by the Fire Department. (6). Sewage drainage area and septic tank system need to be completed.


The meeting concluded 6 immediate steps that our temple needs to take, then it will be to next step on the foundation for construction works. According to the estimated professional calculations, our temple needs to prepare the expected financial resources to complete the 6 items which is 700,000 USD.


Our temple and civil engineers, and two Architects have been working with us for 4 years until now. Currently, we are preparing many steps to start the main construction to be built. To do that with progress and meaning, we are always grateful to our supporters, donors, and members of the temple who have always supported us until today. It is a noble blessing in the work of serving the Buddhadharma, contributing to spreading the good things of morality and peace to the public and to the faith in the Buddhadharma.


People say the first steps are the hardest but with the help of everyone, the process of building a meditation center will be much easier. We are calling out for help, for all correspondence to support, sponsor, donate to build, please contact Dharma Meditation Temple, 9755 Old Castle Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. Support, sponsor, donate to the fund to build Dharma Meditation Temple in the following ways:


Donate to the Temple:

· Sakyamuni Buddhist Sangha of U.S. Dharma Meditation Temple

(Chase bank)

Account Number: 437026425

· Zelle: +1 (619) 414.0106 (Sakyamuni Buddhist Sangha of U.S.)

· Venmo: Dharma Meditation Temple (@DharmaMountain)

· Paypal: dharmameditationtemple@gmail.com

· Or support, sponsor and donate Online at:

https://www.dharmamountainnews.com/giving


The Sakyamuni Buddhist Sangha of the United States - Dharma Meditation Temple, is a U.S. nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Namo Buddhaya, Your generosity is precious, Thank you for supporting the development of wisdom and compassion in the world. All Contributions, Donations are eligible for tax deductibility as permitted by law.


The Buddha in our hearts.

Sincerely with Compassion,



Thầy Thich Giac Chinh

(Liem D. Tran)

Founder-Abbot



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