LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville's Buddhist community celebrated a monumental moment Sunday. 

After 18 months of construction, the Buddha Blessed Temple on Third Street Road opened it's doors to worshipers and the public for the first time. 

The center, which acquired the more than 15 acres three years ago, will offer social programs on a weekly and seasonal basis with the theme "Changing Minds, Transforming Lives."

Sunday's opening celebration featured Vietnamese and Buddhist cultural, culinary and spiritual traditions.

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