Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda &

October - November 2016

Two weeks in October and a big concrete pour day in November (the 22nd), and we moved and tied 6 tons of rebar and poured 69 yards of concrete. The second walkway is complete thanks to the help of close to 50 volunteers.

Not only that, we now have a new water tank (located under the Visitors Center) which can hold more than 6,000 gallons. Our water woes may be over!

New Peace Pagoda Map

Katie Cross recently painted this map of the Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda. Everything on the map is completed EXCEPT the Peace Pagoda. Come help us finish it!

The Darjeeling Peace Pagoda

The same architectural design is being used for the Peace Pagoda in the Smoky Mountains. This is what we're working towards!

Spring Work Party, May 6 through 21, 2017

Friends new and old worked hard throughout the two weeks, mixing concrete, moving heavy block, weeding the gardening, drawing, painting , carving stone .... you never know what work you'll find at the Peace Pagoda! Also, many friends brought food, cooked meals and encouraging words. All of that was very welcome!

Many hands were involved in completing the railway for the second walkway in two weeks, fast work and beautifully done. 

Finishing up the Visitor Center and the railing for the Peace Pagoda's 1st walkway

May 14 - June 5, 2016

Over three weeks, about 40 people came and contributed to the great progress on the Visitors Center and continuing work on the Peace Pagoda. We are proud of the folks who volunteer their time to help with construction and deeply grateful for the sense of community and generosity that characterize this work.