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Local Buddhist community builds shrine in Pineville yard

by Melinda Martinez, The Town Talk, October 17, 2014

Pineville, Louisiana (USA) -- If giving a small piece of his front yard can bring peace, understanding and tranquility to the world, then it is a small price to pay for Eddy Lashney.

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Buddhism in the Bible Belt

By Brigid Elsken Galloway, Birmingham magazine, Oct 3, 2014

A growing interest in mindfulness and meditation lead many to seek these spiritual practices

Birmingham, Alabama (USA) -- More than 488 million people world-wide practice Buddhism. In Birmingham practitioners make up only about six in 1,000, but many more people may find themselves wondering about this Eastern practice as the Dalai Lama heads to Birmingham Oct. 26. They're in luck; you don't have to become a Buddhist to benefit from the ancient teachings, says Tenzin Deshek.

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Zen and the Alexandria Open Meditation Group

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 28, 2014

Alexandria, Louisiana (USA) -- The Alexandria Open Meditation Group was created in the spring of 2014 to offer the essence of Zen Buddhism to the Alexandria community without Asian rituals and hierarchies traditionally associated with Zen. The group meets at the Yoga Practice Studio, 1205 Texas Ave, Alexandria, Louisiana on Wednesday evenings at 5:15.

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Lejeune Buddhist Sangha group meets a local hospital

By Katie Hansen, JDNews.com, August 10, 2014

Jacksonville, NC (USA) -- A bell sings three times and the small group sitting in the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune’s Chapel opens their eyes and starts putting on their shoes.

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Buddhist monk comes to Bible Belt

by Noah Manskar, The Tennessean, July 28, 2014

Nashville, TN (USA) -- The grandson of Baptist ministers, a student of Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, and an ordained Buddhist monk, author and teacher Lama Marut is coming to the Bible Belt this week for three events in Nashville promoting his new book, “Be Nobody.

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