Enlightenment Temple

(International Buddhism Friendship Association)

Practice, Preserve & Promote the Teachings of the Buddha

Announcement of Fundraising for the Reconstruction of Enlightenment Temple

When Enlightenment Temple opened in 2004, the old buildings were simple, but lacked sufficient infrastructure to promote our programs. When the temple moved to Chicago’s South Chinatown in 2009, we were optimistic that our new location would offer more educational and meditation opportunities to the public. The temple served us well for many years, but we eventually needed to modernize. Thus, we began fundraising. In 2020, the existing temple was demolished, and construction began on a new two-story building in its place. Originally designed as a four-story building, plans were revised when we fell short of our fundraising goals due to the pandemic. As we continue to raise funds, we are asking for your support to help us rebuild our temple. Please visit our Donation page today for ways you can help us meet our goal. Thank you for your generosity!

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