The design and construction of the
Nipponzan Myohoji Temple dates back to 1986 when the first Peace Pagoda in
America was completed in Leverett, Massachusetts.
The original temple was built
using recycled timber trusses which were used to build the pagoda. The
new temple is designed and constructed in the most sustainable way possible.
Heating system for instance combines passive solar panel absorbers located
southern face of the building. While the construction is mostly managed
and conducted by the volunteers, all building materials and expenses depend
on donations. After almost twenty years, there are still a large number
of design and construction items left to be done. If you are
interested in getting involved with building the temple of peace, let us
hear from you, contact New England Peace Pagoda at (413) 367-2202 or email: