Franklinton’s Buddhist Temple will rise again with a new look


Three years after Franklinton's Buddhist temple was destroyed by arson, its congregation has the money for a new one.

Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling has been fundraising to replace its center at 231 S. Grubb St. since the building burned down in January 2016. The group has run an extended $2.3 million GoFundMe drive to re-build, and now an anonymous donor has pledged $500,000. That will allow the group to break ground on a new temple this spring, according to a Monday morning email to adherents.…

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