Buddhism in Chicago:

Number of Buddhist organizations, according to the World Buddhist Directory: 62

Year when the Buddhist Temple of Chicago and Midwest Buddhist Temple were founded: 1944

Year the Nine Dragon Wall, a mural made of glazed tiles, was erected in Chicago’s Chinatown: 2003

Number of Buddhist monks arrested at a PETA-sponsored “Glue-In” protest at a Chicago Starbucks in June 2022: 1

Year the Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist Temple was built in Chicago: 1894

The number of Buddha heads across Chicago associated with Ten Thousand Ripples, a public art project by Indira Freitas Johnson intended to promote introspection and peace in a city too often affected by violence: 100

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