New Buddhist Center in Florida

Source: The Tampa Tribune

On May 8, 1999, The Tampa Tribune reported that the
Parbawatiya Buddhist Center will open a new home in Safety Harbor,
Florida, with opening ceremonies to be held May 15-16. The Center,
which is moving from a house in Clearwater to a former cafe and gift
shop in downtown Safety Harbor, will provide a greater “sense of
belonging” for the 50 regular attendees of the Center’s programs.
Nick Gillespie, resident teacher of the Center, stated: “With the new
center, we are looking to establish some program to give back to the
community. Now that we have our own place, we want to become part of
the community.”