Cleveland Buddhist Temple

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Coordinates: 41°34′16″N 81°31′50″W / 41.57111°N 81.53056°W / 41.57111; -81.53056

Cleveland Buddhist Temple
Denomination Zen and Jodo Shinshu Pure Land
Address 1573 E. 214 St., Euclid, OH 44117
Country USA

The Cleveland Buddhist Temple is a Pure Land (Jodo Shinshu) and Zen Buddhist center in Euclid, Ohio.[1] It traces its beginnings to 1944, and is at its current location since 1970.[2] The current supervising minister of the temple is Ron Miyamura.[3]


Japanese-Americans founded the center in the mid-1940s, and after the first temple is destroyed in 1966, the current temple is created in 1970 in a suburb of Cleveland.[2]

After some decline, membership sees an increase after Koshin Ogui arrives at the temple as minister in 1977. He creates a new group, Zen Shin Sangha, which helps increase the appeal of the temple.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tarunjit Singh Butalia (4 July 2004). Religion In Ohio: Profiles Of Faith Communities. Ohio University Press. pp. 320–. ISBN 978-0-8214-1551-1. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Cleveland Buddhist Temple The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History Last updated 20 June 1997
  3. ^ "Flash Intro Page". 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 

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