Dear Friends,

The Thousand Buddha Temple is raising vital funds for the construction of a new temple to provide adequate space so that we can continue to fulfill our commitments. You may or may not be aware that the current temple with a Gompa (shrine room), about the size of a living room, is not large enough for Dharma study, practice, and meditation.

To reduce construction costs, the current temple building will be augmented with a large main hall (Gompa), lecture halls, offices, dining rooms, kitchens and essential amenities. The total area of ​​the existing structure and the addition is 7,500 sq. ft. This new Gompa will be graced by a large statue of Shakyamuni Buddha surrounded by 1,000 Shakyamuni Buddha statues. These statues were painstakingly handcrafted by many people across the United States over the last 13 years.

The expected cost of the new temple is $700,000. We are very grateful for the donations of $300,000 we have received during the last four years. We would greatly appreciate your prayers and donations to help build the new facility ( The Thousand Buddha Temple is a place for study, meditation and practice to bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. Your support will bring blessings to yourself and your family, and you will accumulate immeasurable merit in assuring the Temple serves as a spiritual resource for all who wish to transform suffering into healing and compassion.

Every donation, both large and small, helps. Every donor becomes a part of the Temple’s future, helping to bring peace and happiness to many. Every dollar donated goes directly to the construction and completion of the Thousand Buddha Temple’s new facility. Donations are tax deductible, as the Thousand Buddha Temple is a registered 501©(3) corporation.

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Please let us know if you have any questions.

I thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support.


Son Pham

President, Thousand Buddha Temple