Philadelphia Buddhist Center Finds Permanent Home After 25 Years

Parishoners made a request to the Dalai Lama to have Samten stay in Philadelphia and start their congregation

After an estimated 25 years of leasing space for worship, the Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia finally bought a one-story fixer-upper for $225,000, NBC News reported.

In February, after completing renovations paid for in part through fundraising, the center finally opened the doors to its own spiritual home. 

"What my hope is, is that having the physical location we'll be able to open and really attract people who didn't know it was here but need that kind of centering space," outgoing center president Sara Jacoby told NBC News.

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