Important Announcement

Due to the rising number of Corona virus cases globally, Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara would like to inform everyone that we have decided to temporarily hold off all the services as a precautionary measure to protect the community from the risk of Corona virus. These services include: Sill program, Dhamma school, weekly meditations (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat), fundraising activities (food fair), Singing bowl meditation, and all other gatherings. We have taken this decision to protect our community. Tentatively, this hold will be effective for next four weeks, but we will update you in a timely manner. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the temple at 248 353 8155 or email to

Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara

Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara (GLBV) is a Buddhist Monastery in the Theravada tradition, established in 1997 in suburban Detroit area. GLBV provides services to the Great Lakes region, namely Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario. We welcome all faiths and all walks of life to learn the teachings of the Buddha and practice mindfulness. GLBV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and greatly appreciates donations from the general public and institutions to proceed the services.

Greetings to our congregation members, community members and guests!

At this time the GLBV Board of Trustees is happy to announce that the GLBV community has acquired a larger facility in the neighboring city of Livonia. The new facility, Fonseka Community Center is located at 17725 Inkster Road, Livonia and will be utilized for religious and community events. The existing property on Beach Road will still be occupied by the temple and will be used for monks residence. At this time, we would like to thank our donors Kumudinie and Upali Fonseka for their generous contribution to the Buddha Sasana. The donation of this property assists in fulfilling the temples goals of providing services to both the Sri Lankan and American communities.

Construction is under way in the newly acquired property. In the next few months, the board anticipates the opening of the new Vihara, which will commence with a dedication ceremony. The new venue will be aimed at hosting regular activities, ceremonies and special community events.