Thai Buddhists celebrated the installment of a long-awaited statue of Buddha outside of a temple in Turley Thursday. Wat Tulsa Hansen Dhammanusorn Temple, which opened at the beginning of 2016, is at 67th Street North and Trenton Avenue. Members of the temple practice Theravada Buddhism. The statue is eight feet tall, weighs nearly two tons and was placed on a five-foot concrete base.

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Mike has worked for the Tulsa World from 1995-2000 and from 2005-present. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Photographic Arts/Journalism. He lives in Owasso with his wife Brandi and daughters Sonnie and Sarah.

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