David N. Snyder wrote::thumbsup: Thank you for that link!
Las Vegas is number 7 !!!!!!!!!!!
We should get an even higher rating here in Vegas; after all we have Brahma here, Mandalay Bay, Tao night club (okay, maybe not for the Tao night club) but the Brahma statue is a big attraction and the Manadalay Bay casino has a "Buddhist" theme. And Steve Wynn is a Buddhist.
David N. Snyder wrote:I like San Diego. I lived there 1998-1999. You can't beat the San Diego weather; about 70 degrees all year, fairly sunny and the Pacific ocean / beach too. I didn't realize there were that many Buddhists in San Diego.
I wonder why Honolulu is not on the list? It probably should be #1. They probably only checked the stats for mainland U.S.
Now, with only 50 members, mid-week services are held just 10 times a year, with no Sunday service offered. The congregation shares the same minister, Rev. Jerry Hirano, with larger and more active congregations in Ogden and Salt Lake City.
But Aoki said her church wasn't always so quiet.
"We used to have more and we used to even have a Sunday school," she said. "But the young people, they get married and not many people come back on the farm. The young people go away to school and they don't come back."
The congregation was a branch of the Intermountain Buddhist Church in Salt Lake City until 1943. It then became a branch of the Ogden Buddhist Church until 1971 when it became independent.
Mike Monson, a minister's assistant at the Ogden Buddhist Church, said the Honeyville Buddhist Church will one day die as its members get too old to attend.
He said at that time, the building will revert back to the larger church and likely will be sold.
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