"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."
-- The Buddha

Vietnamese Buddhist Temple (Phap Lam Temple) Receives 2012 Best of Rockford Award
November 14, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- Vietnamese Buddhist Temple (Phap Lam Temple) has been selected for the 2012 Best of Rockford Award in the Community churches category by the Rockford Award Program

Peace blooms amid violence in Rockford neighborhood
October 7, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- Monk Thich Phuoc Tri leads a service Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the Phap Lam Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Rockford.

Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Phap Lam Expands Space For Worship in Rockford
October 8, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- Phap Lam Temple opened their doors to the community in 2001 and since then, they have undergone a number of renovations and construction.

Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour in Rockford - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star
August 26, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- A series of photos from the Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour on Agu. 26, 2012, at the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Rockford.

Heart Shrine Relic Tour at Vietnamese Buddhist Temple of Rockford
August 22, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- Phap Lam Temple (The Vietnamese Buddhist Temple of Rockford) will host an opening reception to “Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour,” a public display of rare and sacred relics of Buddha and Buddhist masters, at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24.

Lunar New Year celebrated at Vietnamese Buddhist Temple
January 22, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- Photos from the Vietnamese New Year celebration at the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Rockford.

Vietnamese dancers practice for Lunar New Year
January 09, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- A series of photos of the dancers preparing for Vietnamese New Year at the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Rockford.

Vietnamese dancers prepare for Vietnamese New Year celebration Jan. 21
January 21, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- Another video about the preparation for Vietnamese New Year at Phap Lam Temple

Rockford girls celebrate Vietnamese New Year with dance
January 05, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- The girls are rehearsing the song Khuc Ca Ngay Mua, a traditional Vietnamese dance about bringing in the harvest from the field

21st annual Mayor’s Interfaith Thanksgiving service
The dancers from Vietnamese Buddhist Temple (Phap Lam Temple) performing at the 21st annual Mayor's Interfaith Thanksgiving service

Vietnamese Dancers at local Lunar celebration
January 21, 2012 (ROCKFORD) -- A short video showing the dancers preparing for Vietnamese New Year at the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple - Phap Lam Temple

Open Houses of Worship Day
Young and small, but proud Vietnamese Buddhist Temple opens doors months after remodeling By EDITH C. WEBSTER Rockford Register Star ROCKFORD - The Vietnamese Buddhist Temple lacks the size, facilities and history of other local congregations. The membership, 15 families, is smaller than some church choirs. The worship hall, a former drive-in restaurant on 15th Avenue, is tiny enough to fit in the entryway of some churches.