Source: Orlando Sentinel
On February 8, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "A group of 10 people pulled their chairs into an oval to meditate and discuss the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama during the weekly Buddhist Sangha, or community gathering... Baptists, Methodists and former Catholics gathered for the Sangha West Volusia on Feb. 1 in the First Unitarian Universalist Church in DeLand. Some said they use the teachings of the Enlightened One, the Buddha, along with their Christian faith. There were men in shorts, barefoot women and a young mother rocking her 17-month-old daughter. Some sat cross-legged on the floor, some leaned on wooden kneelers, and others used cushioned chairs to meditate on the topic of the day: forgiveness... People of all faiths are welcome at the ecumenical Buddhist fellowship, which started meeting in August 2004."