History of SLBM

The rapid development and phenomenal growth of SLBM is quite remarkable and unparallel to any similar religious institution in Australia. The following summary of events given in chronological order is a testimony to our claim.

1990

The date of Incorporation (Dept of Justice – Attorney General, Qld)

1991

Acquisition of Land at Forest Lake


1992

The building of new Temple/Awasa commenced at Forest Lake

1993

Construction completed in mid June and the first Incumbent Monk Arrived from Canada in July

1995

Auctioned the Forest Lake property in September after having moved into an acreage property at Ellen Grove in July. A sacred Bo-Tree raised from a sapling was planted in October

2000

Foundation laying ceremony for the Pagoda (Stupa) was held in August

2001

The Pagoda enshrining the sacred relics of Lord Buddha was completed in May. It portrays the architectural marvel of Sri Lanka


2004

The consecration of a new two-storey domicile (Sanghawasa) to the guardians of Buddhism in March

2005


Foundation laying ceremony for the Bodhi Prakara was held in October

2006


Foundation laying for the Educational & Cultural Complex in October

2007


A parapet wall (Bodhi Prakara) protecting the Bodhi-Tree was completed in May with 28 open grottos mounted on the wall enshrining 28 statues portraying the past Buddhas

2009


The historic consecration of a Chapter-House (Seema Malakaya) in October, for the first time on Australian soil

2011

The development approval for the ECC was granted by the BCC in March

2012

Excavations to construct the first stage of ECC began in September

2013

The first stage of ECC is expected to be completed by April