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Mahayana Temple Buddhist Association, New York City

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Having spent several decades in building and completing the first Chinese Buddhist retreat in New York, Mrs. Ying then stopped and looked around to see what else is needed in Greater New York. She discovered that the Buddhist temples in the city are, even after these many years, still essentially all storefront temples. They are too small for any sizable functions for the parishioners. So, in honor of Mr. James Ying’s 83rd birthday, Mrs. Annie Ying then built Mahayana (City) Temple in the center of New York’s Chinatown. It was dedicated on lunar date March 3rd in 1997.

The Eastern States Buddhist Temple and the two Mahayana Temples now stands ready to serve all those who seek a better life on earth as well as a better after life.

Welcome to the Mahayana Temple at South Cairo, retreat of the Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America, Inc.

City Campus: 133 Canal Street, new York, NY 10002 Tel:(212) 925-8787

Original Temple: 64Mott Street New York, NY10013 Tel:(212)966-6229

Retreat: 710 Ira Vail Rd, Leeds, NY 12451 Tel:(518)622-3619
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  • If you walk by chinatown, canal Street, you can enter. (free) I went as a curiosity since I had never been in a Buddhist temple. Recommended, you will not need more than 10 minutes to see it.
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  • This landmark is a great centre of Budhdhism in this city . Located in China town - it stands as a sentinel of faith to the people who come here for peace , serenity and the heartfelt prayers full f d...  more »
  • We were visiting this temple while we took a trip to little italy...se you have walked around the world especially in Asia this temple not worth a visit ... waste of time!!
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  • Loved coming here. The temple if small, but Buddha is huge. Very informative pictures.
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  • Chinatown most peaceful place... Or NY most peaceful place. Love it because I could stop to meditate and regain energy for the trip.
  • I am Tibetan, I been in the temple once. It's a beautifully temple and I sow the strong a Bhuddha on the wall. Awesome
  • Interesting visit if you're in the area. Entry is free but donations are suggested. No pictures allowed inside.

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