Buddhism in Venezuela
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Buddhism in Venezuela is practiced by very approximately 52,000 people (roughly 0.2% of the population) as of 2015. The Buddhist community is made up mainly of Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans.
Most identify with the Mahayana tradition, reflecting the religious heritage of their emigrant countries.
However, in the mid-1990s Keun-Tshen Goba (né Ezequiel Hernandez Urdaneta), together with Jigme Rinzen, founded a meditation center using the Shambhala Training method. There are Buddhist centers in Caracas, Maracay, Mérida, Puerto Ordáz, San Felipe, and Valencia.
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- ^ Usarski, Frank; Shoji, Rafael (2014), Gooren, Henri P. P. (ed.), "Buddhism in Venezuela", Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 1–3, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08956-0_125-1, ISBN 978-3-319-08956-0, archived from the original on 2023-01-16, retrieved 2022-12-16