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Buddha himself was born a Hindu and some scholars have argued that Buddhism as a religion apart from Hinduism did not arise until long after the Buddha had passed away. I can think of several - it would depend on where you live, of course, and what Buddhist groups are available to you within a reasonable distance. Be aware of the effort other people put into growing, transporting, and preparing the food. Most are in Southeast Asia, but there is a growing number of Buddhists in the United States as well (Mostly Zen Buddhists).

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications; 1st edition (September 4, 2012)

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