Thai Buddhist Temple to Rise

August 15, 2007


Source: MSNBC

BENSALEM - Members of the Mongkoltepmunee order believe meditation allows them to reduce stress, improve mental focus and connect with God.

A four-story Thai Buddhist temple of white walls, orange roofs and gold trimmings will soon rise from the woods near Knights and Byberry roads in Bensalem.

The Mongkoltepmunee shrine will be a place of high ceremonies and meditation for the Buddhist monks, who first emigrated from Thailand to Bensalem in the 1980s.