Silicon Valley Tibetan Buddhists Find a New Home

February 17, 2008

Author: Jessie Mangaliman

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Mercury News,5914,0,0,1,0

For 10 years, followers of Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center did not have a home, shuttling from living room to living room, libraries and community centers.

And like many Silicon Valley companies, it existed virtually - a dot-org known mostly to West Valley residents who practice Buddhism in the tradition of the Dalai Lama.

But on Saturday, Campbell's first Tibetan Buddhist center - one of a handful in the Bay Area - celebrated its first real home. Located in a nondescript two-story office building behind a small strip mall on San Tomas Aquino Road, it is right next door to a technology company.