Development Plans for Tisarana’s new Dhamma hall.
Welcome to Tisarana’s proposed Dhamma Hall Project. To view our design plan and layout click on the main plan map below. You can also click on sections of the plan to open new windows to those sections.
As Tisarana grows, the need for a larger sala (hall) has become apparent. The present sala can hold only 50 people in close quarters. The envisioned new dhamma hall is planned to replace the current (Kusala) sala and will comfo...rtably hold 150 people, with extra space available in a conjoined foyer for large events.
It will be connected to the bhikkhu vihara, the guest house, and the existing sala to allow easy access. Also connected to these hallways will be a main entrance, a small reception room, an office area, and much appreciated new washroom facilities.
Hedges, gates, trees, paths and courtyards will help to define the new geometry of the landscape in which the dhamma hall and the proposed buildings will sit. These will also serve to shield cars from view, create a clear sense of entry, guide day visitors to the main entrances – and walking paths beyond – and create defined areas for outdoor activities.
The construction of the dhamma hall will be a major project for the monastery. Currently in the planning phase, it is expected to take three to four years to complete. Below are drawings detailing the proposed hall. Although these will likely undergo some changes, they give an idea of what the upcoming hall might look like. The dhamma hall is planned to be the centerpiece of the monastery, and it’s completion will mark a major milestone in Tisarana’s development.
Pungent Tonne of Durian
According to the 16th May report by the Chiang Mai Municipality, approximately one tonne of durian waste is collected from Muang Mai Market daily since the durian season began. In addition to durian, the amount of biowaste within Chiang Mai Municipality area has increased dramatically since the start of the current City Pillar Festival which will continue on to the 17th. It is reported that there are about 15 tonnes of flowers, candles and incense wast...e from the traditional flower offering.
The municipality is now preparing to produce fertiliser at Rama IX Lanna Park from these biowaste which reportedly will take about six months. The fertiliser will be distributed to local communities for free.