New Jersey Buddhist Vihara is home to the largest Statue of Buddha in Meditation (Samadhi) posture in the Western World. The Statue was unveiled in Sep 2009. This location receives a large number of visitors on a daily basis.
The current Temple building is grossly inadequate to provide the meditation instructions and to meet the spiritual needs of the attendees. Plans have been developed to construct a New Temple premises to serve the spiritual needs of those who seek Meditation Instruction and Intellectual Dhamma discussion in this very serene & wooded location, not too far from bustling metropolis of New Jersey. The new building will house a Meditation and Assembly Hall, A library to be stocked with reference material & Buddhist publications and Residential accommodation for the monks. Meditation trails will be developed in the wooded back portion of the Temple land. Once completed, this venue will be a resource center for Meditation and Spiritual discussion & learning in greater New York/ New Jersey/ Pennsylvania area.» Ground preperation for New Vihara Project