Korean Buddhist Temple Holds Grand Opening Ceremony

August 13, 2008

Author: Eric Hagen

Source: ABC Newspapers


For 19 years, the congregation of a Korean Buddhist Temple named Sam Bul Sa has met in two different homes. Now, they have a facility that give them more space to worship.

Sam Bul Sa was founded in 1989 by Myong Prescott.

For the first year or two, the congregation met in a room in Prescott’s home on Penn Avenue in Brooklyn Park. Sam Bul Sa of Minnesota then bought another home on West River Road in Brooklyn Park and worshiped there until June 29 when the services moved to a new temple in Andover.

The temple is located at 14575 Prairie Road N.W., on the northeast corner of Andover Boulevard and Prairie Road.

“For many, many years we’ve been trying to get into better quarters because we’ve kept growing,” said Jack Prescott.

The temple is adjacent to a home where the head priestesses Hyang Hee will live. The four-acre property the home and temple sits on will give a lot of space for children to run around.