In 2004, the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Community at Quan Am Temple just south of Lansing opened their doors and encouraged English-speaking neighbors and friends to come practice at their lovely temple.
The property was purchased in 2003. It was a plumbing warehouse, and the Vietnamese community rallied dozens of volunteers to transform the building into a beautiful meditation hall. Lush gardens surround the temple, and stunning Buddha figures were imported from Vietnam and also grace the grounds.
Over the past ten years, hundreds of guests and new members have come to the temple. People of all faith traditions are warmly welcomed. Together as a community, we meditate together and gather around as we discuss ways of transforming difficulty, negative emotions, and suffering.