Buddha Finds Home In Farmersville

December 22, 2009

Author: Andrew Snyder

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Star Local News


If a driver takes a left just after passing over Lake Lavon, into a gate set a few steps off the highway, they’ll find a structure majestically out of place in Farmersville: the Kalachakra Buddhist Meditation Temple.

The architecture is striking from hundreds of feet, even before a wealth of statuary, both inside the buildings and around the grounds, becomes visible.

On a road otherwise populated by Christian churches of one denomination or another, the city makes room for a religion unfamiliar outside of words like karma and the image of a portly deity. Worshipers at the Meditation Temple follow the teachings of Lu Sheng-Yen, founder of the True Buddha School and the author of over 200 books.