Buddhism in Seattle:

The year that the first Buddhist temple was founded (Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple): 1901

Percent of the Seattle metro adult population meditates at least once a week: 35%

Number of Buddhist Centers: 19

Year of the Dalai Lama’s first visit: 1979

Percentage of the Seattle metro adult population that identifies as Buddhist: 2%

Length of Anida Youe Ali’s performance exhibition “The Buddhist Bug” at the Seattle Asian Art Museum: 100 meters

Total time that the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace spent at Seattle’s Duoc Su Temple during its world tour: 20 Days

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