1.  Restoring our Old Temple (The Kalachakra Temple) and Stupa Monument
  • The renovation and restoration will preserve sacred structures that are of historical significance, and are deeply meaningful to the Deer Park spiritual community.

  • As the site of the first Kalachakra ceremony ever performed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the West, our current temple and stupa monument have tremendous historic significance. Kalachakra is a major Buddhist tantric ceremony dedicated to creating world peace. Our stupa monument was erected in 1982, and blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1989.

  • The stupa, a monument representing the state of enlightenment, serves as a meditative focal point for visitors and members alike. Maintaining it is important for the larger community that uses this space, for the integrity of the monastic complex as a whole, and for historic reasons.

  • Renovating the existing smaller temple will create additional space that can be put to multiple uses, such as holding smaller, more intimate community activities, retreats and workshops.