By Brigid Elsken Galloway, Birmingham magazine, Oct 3, 2014
A growing interest in mindfulness and meditation lead many to seek these spiritual practices
Birmingham, Alabama (USA) -- More than 488 million people world-wide practice Buddhism. In Birmingham practitioners make up only about six in 1,000, but many more people may find themselves wondering about this Eastern practice as the Dalai Lama heads to Birmingham Oct. 26. They're in luck; you don't have to become a Buddhist to benefit from the ancient teachings, says Tenzin Deshek.