Buddhist Chaplain Prepares for Deployment

September 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NPR


Thomas Dyer is preparing to deploy with the Tennessean National Guardsman as the Army's first Buddhist chaplain. Dyer, a former Southern Baptist minister, says he was drawn to Buddhism through meditation and explains how he will apply the principles of his faith as a spiritual counselor for the troops.

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