In early July 1980, the committee found a house at 9033 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. This new location was not far from the previous temple, easy to commute, and had a nice landscape. The house selling price was US$260,000.00 but the Association was able to negotiate it down to US$240,000.00. The move was completed on December 7, 1980.
Having sufficient funds, members of the Association conceived the idea of first to establishing a monks’ residence and second to invite at least two monks from Thailand to perform religious ceremonies.