Currently ABS Temple functions are held at two adjoining houses on one acre land in West Sacramento. While larger house is used as a residence for monks, the small building functions as a shrine room and meditation hall. There is also a small library room. The carport on the property is occasionally used in major events as malty function hall.
Our current Temple property is located in zone of the city that is primarily dedicated for light-industrial activities. Now we are in the process of getting a “Conditional Use Permit” to use the property for building a “Religious Institute” which is basically agreeable to the vision of the West Sacramento City Planning Department. With progress of our communication with the City we are hopeful that the City will grant us the permit before the end of April 2014.
With the confidence that the City will approve our request for the “conditional use permit”, now we are in the process of planning larger building for our spiritual activities. ABS is working on raising funds to build a complete monastery with a sizable meditation hall, monks living quarters, dining area, library, and parking area, in compliance with the City requirements. We seek your assistance to launch a successful Fund Raising Project to complete the Temple developments in a reasonable time. Your help is always highly appreciated. (Please see more, under New Building Project.)