BIRMINGHAM BUDDHIST VIHARA - UNITED KINGDOM
The Birmingham Buddhist Vihara ( or Dhamma Talaka pagoda ) was originally founded by the Karma Kagyu Trust in 1981, but it was transferred to the Birmingham Buddhist Trust in 1982. It is supported mostly by the Burmese community and local native-born Buddhists. The pagoda has been named "Dhamma-Talaka", which means "Reservoir of Truth", this being derived from its location near Edgbaston Reservoir. The Dhammatalaka Pagoda is a shrine for Buddhists to perform their traditional ceremonies; a focus where non-Buddhists can learn about Buddhism; and a sanctuary to find peace and tranquillity.