Title

Article about Maine's only Cambodian Buddhist temple, Wat Samaki, is in Portland

Authors

Krista Mahr

Source

Salt

Date

Summer 6-2002

Pages

4-17

Abstract

Article about Maine's only Cambodian Buddhist temple, Wat Samaki, is in Portland. Pirun Sen is its president. The article follows a seven-day funeral ceremony for Soun Prak, a Buddhist priest, held at the temple, which is located in a two-bedroom apartment in a subdivision. A single monk lives at the temple, the Venerable Enda Choti Panho, along with two temporarily homeless Cambodian men who assist him. For some events, the temple is transported to the Chestnut Street Church in Portland where Pirun Sen first arrived in 1981. In 1989, the temple considered buying a plot of land and a metal barn in Buxton, but bowed out after 60 residents signed a petition to deny the application.

Subjects

Buddhists, Cambodians in Maine, Sen, Pirun

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