One day my cousin Amporn and her husband Juk came to visit Khadiravana. They have been here before a few times, but that day they went inside the land and were struck by the beauty of the ancient banyan tree. A month later they came back while I was in retreat. They sent me a message saying that they would build a multi-purpose sala for us so that we could use the building to receive guests, to cater food and organize activities. This is the history of the new sala, which is being built at Khadiravana. It will take 1 or 1 1/2 months for it to be completed. Their kind support touches our hearts. The new sala along with the mud house will be our 2010 new year gifts for everyone who will come to visit Khadiravana.