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Buddhism in New York City:

Height of the city’s tallest Buddha statue, housed at the Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Chinatown: 16 feet

Number of times His Holiness the Dalai Lama has visited: 9

Year that the city’s first Buddhist temple was founded (New York Buddhist Church): 1938

Estimated portion of America’s total Tibetan population in New York City: 1/3

Percentage of adults that identify as Buddhist: 1%

Distance covered by the Thai monk Phra Sutham Nateetong in a four-month peace walk from Santa Monica to New York City: 3,114 miles

Number of Buddhist Centers: 71

Number of Tricycle subscribers: 662

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