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Buddhism Continues to Grow on the South Fork

When the three gongs sound, the Ocean Zendo practitioners take their seats in the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike — on cushions and mats, crossing their legs into full lotus, half-lotus and Burmese, or in chairs, their feet touching the floor, hands in their laps.

In the silence, their eyes do not close; instead, they drop to a 45-degree angle, unfocused, as they begin to breathe.

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Clergy See a Way Forward

According to recent Pew Research Center studies, the United States has experienced slight but steady declines in the overall number of Americans who say they believe in God — lining up with findings that American adults under age 40 are less likely to pray, attend church services and identify with any religion than their elders, threatening the future of organized religion.

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