The Mahayana Buddhist Temple is the Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America's 'city campus.' Located in New York City's Chinatown, it is dedicated to the liberation and enlightenment of all conscious beings.
After a second encounter with the Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chi-You took refuge in the Mahayana Buddhist Temple. Hours later, he confronted his thrall Casey Jones. Casey, though possessed, was still fighting his control. Chi-You took measures to ensure that would no longer happened by swallowing Casey whole.
- The temple is renowned for having a 16 foot tall gold Buddha statue adorned with an ethereal blue halo and seated atop a giant lotus flower. Photographs of Buddha's life are placed on the surrounding walls.
- The two bronze lions guarding the front door, per tradition, are meant to guard against evil spirits.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters