Our current building was acquired by SRF Mother Center on April 15, 2009, through funds donated by the members of the Washington DC Center of SRF. The mid-1960s era building requires extensive renovations to turn it into an up-to-date SRF Center.
In February 2016, we completed demolition and major renovations to the downstairs east side of the building to create a completely new temporary chapel with 88 seats, a new flower room and a new handicap accessible bathroom. Other areas of the building, though not renovated, have been modified to provide a new enlarged social room and warming kitchen, new bookroom, Sunday School classrooms and new infants and toddlers room.
To provide spiritual support to Paramahansaji’s ever-expanding family and with SRF Mother Center’s guidance, further renovation plans are being researched to add living quarters for visiting monastics, new class rooms, a new social room, an enlarged and more beautiful chapel space and to add a beautiful façade to the building’s exterior.
The renovations will be funded by members and friends of the Washington DC Center of SRF through donations to our building fund.