Monks Have Reason to Celebrate At Layton Buddhist Temple

September 18, 2009

Author: Lauralee Hunter

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Standard-Examiner,8552,0,0,1,0

The sweet sound of Thai music filled the air, much like the aroma of the cuisine being cooked nearby. This scene is not uncommon for celebrations at the Wat Dhammagunaram Buddhist Temple in Layton.

The monks at the Layton temple have good reason to celebrate.

Director Roberta Chase said they had been renting a house next to the temple for the last several years, using it as living quarters, for meditation and in many of the celebrations that take place at the temple. After years of renting the home, they have finally been able to buy it.

Initially the group contracted to purchase the building for a lower price, but through mediation agreed to pay $195,000.

Chase said it was a difficult road and, "We're very, very happy to have the house."