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The Karmapa of Tibet builds in Earleton, FL — sort of…

David Bole is the lama, or priest, in residence at the Gainesville Buddhist Center at Northwest 10th Avenue, off of 13th Street. Like minded people join him there for study and meditation, and the group has weekly meetings on Sunday.

Last year, the Buddhist center bought a piece of property that sits on the shores of Lake Santa Fe, near Earleton. The group hopes to raise as much as $2- to $3 million to build a retreat and sanctuary for meditation in its rural, Lake Region spot. …

Karmapa: “If you build it, I will come.”

Bradford County Telegraph