Donors Save Poolesville Buddhist Temple

June 9, 2010

Author: Meghan Tierney

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Maryland Gazette,9258,0,0,1,0

Members of the Kunzang Palyul Choling Buddhist temple had faith that they could raise the $243,000 they needed to keep their Poolesville property — they just didn't know how.

Thanks to donors from all over the world, the group succeeded beyond its wildest expectations, raising the total amount owed to a bank in five days.

"To have to raise something in the neighborhood of $250,000 seemed impossible except that communities rise to the occasion," said Elizabeth Cohn, a member of the Tibetan Buddhist congregation's board of trustees. "It gave our broader community a rallying point."