Buddhist Centers on the Rise in the Catskills

June 18, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On June 18, 2001, The New York Times reported that "major Buddhist centers have spread throughout the wooded hills and valleys of the Catskills...The Buddhist presence is steadily growing, both in the number of centers and in the increasing variety of their traditions." The area "has become the Buddhist belt," said the editor of a leading Buddhist magazine.