Buddhist Temple Coming to Kettering

June 6, 2007

Author: Khalid Moss

Source: Dayton Daily News


KETTERING — — A building permit has been issued to members of Shinnyo-en to build a Buddhist temple at 5727 Bigger Road, the city's chief building official said.

Shinnyo-en is a lay Buddhist organization serving the needs of Shinnyo-en followers and their communities throughout the U.S.

When the $300,000 project is completed, it will be the first Buddhist temple in Kettering and one of two in the greater Dayton area.

"Kettering is a diverse community that welcomes new ideas and customs," said the city official, Terry Welker.

"The space was previously a multitenant unit. I'm not sure when construction will begin, but they've got the green light to go forward."

When the temple is completed, local followers of Shinnyo-en will no longer have to commute to Chicago to practice their faith.