Later in 1989, Venerable Master Husan Hua was finally moved by the sincerity of the disciples, and started looking for a suitable place in the metropolitan area. He found a three level residential house, situated in a very quiet area surrounded by trees, and embraced by a little running stream in Potomac. Venerable Master Husan Hua thought it a perfect place for cultivation so he used it for solitary cultivation for three years, and opened it to the public afterwards. That house was Avatamsaka Vihara's original location.
Around the year 2000, due to the increase in the number of disciples, and the large number of visitors, it disturbed the quietness of the neighborhood, and aroused the neighbors' complaints. The disciples, under the leadership of the Dharma Masters, started planning a move to a more suitable place. After a series of searches, they found the Bethesda Post Office. Under Venerable Master Husan Hua's principles of "Making the best use of everything, No waste, No luxury", remodeling of the temple was based on the original structural design of the Post Office. The remodeling was completed in January, inaugurated on June 15, 2003, and then followed immediately by a full one week ceremony of Emperor Liang's Jewel Repentance.