Brooke Schedneck

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Buddhist meditation centers and temples in coronavirus-hit countries around the world have been closed to the public in order to comply with social distancing measures.

But Buddhist teachers are offering their teachings from a distance in order to remind their communities about key elements of the practice.

In Asia, Buddhist monks have been chanting sutras to provide spiritual relief. In Sri Lanka, Buddhist monastic chanting was broadcast over television and radio. In India, monks chanted at the seat of the Buddha's enlightenment, the Mahabodhi Temple in the eastern state of Bihar.

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