Uposatha Hall Construction
Uposatha Hall is a sacred building dedicated to the Bhikkus to conduct Ordination ceremonies (උපසම්පදා උත්සව) and meet fortnightly to reaffirm the rules of discipline (vinaya karma / විනය කර්ම).
AIM Centre began the construction of its Uposatha Hall on May 30, 2023 and the work is actively in progress.
This facility will be available to all temples in the surrounding area. It will also be available for monthly Sil programs, meditation sessions, and children's Dhamma programs. A part of the building will further be used as a secure storage for items offered to Maha Sangha (පූජා භාණ්ඩ ගබඩාව).
More info is available in Research Notes on Uposatha Hall
After considering different options and input from the community, we decided to subcontract the main structure of the building to professional trades. A a builder in the neighborhood of the AIM Centre will coordinate these trades and oversee the construction process.
The interior work such as insulation, electrical, drywalling, flooring, finishing , etc. will be available our community to help with. These can be undertaken as a combination of volunteering and paid subcontracts.
Cost and Donation Options
We have received the cost estimates for the main building structure and the most part of the interior work. They are available here and here, respectively, for your review. A detailed breakdown is shown in the spreadsheet embedded below.
The success of this meritorious project heavily depends on your generous donations. We thank donors who already came forward voluntarily to donate and pledge for this project since its inception in summer 2021.
We kindly invite you all to pledge towards any part of this project by submitting the below form. You will receive official tax receipts for all donations.
We would greatly appreciate if your donation is made by April 01. This will help the construction process commenced in April.
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Transfer Your Donation
You may transfer your donation by e-transfer, cheque, or PayPal:
Please send it to to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please quote "Uposatha Hall" along with your name and email address/phone number in the message field of the e-transfer.
Please write the cheque payable to "Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association"
Drop it off at the AIM Centre or mail it to: 26302 Township Road 514, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1C8.
Please include your email address in the envelope as well.
PayPal/Credit Card (for Non-Canadian Donations Only, Please)
Please use this direct link and select "Uposatha Hall Construction Project" from the drop-down menu.
Sep 12, 2022 - Parkland County issued the building permit to construct the Uposatha Hall.
Aug 09, 2022 - Submitted the building permit application to Parkland County.
Jun 15, 2022 - Discussed options for submitting the building permit with the Parkland County in an in-person meeting and received received tremendous support.
Apr 25, 2022: Parkland County issued the development permit to construct the Uposatha Hall.
Jan 09, 2022 - ubmitted the building permit application to Parkland County.