Wisconsin Army National Guard state command chaplain, Chaplain (Col) Douglas Fleischfresser, recently welcomed 1LT Christopher Mohr to the Guard as Wisconsin’s first (and only) Buddhist chaplain.
“I think it speaks for where we’re going in diversity and the need to have a diverse viewpoint in spirituality,” said Fleischfresser…
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Zhen Guan, a monk originally from China, was recently sworn in as the US Army’s latest Second Lieutenant and Buddhist chaplain candidate. He gave his oath with his hand on the Vimalakirti Sutra, which is a Buddhist text.
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According to the University of the West, a Buddhist-founded university near Los Angeles, US Army First Lieutenant Somya Malasri will soon be the Army’s second Buddhist Chaplain (behind Chaplain (Lt) Thomas Dyer).
The Navy also has a Buddhist Chaplain; Chaplain Shin is currently deployed to Afghanistan and has been hosting Buddhist services there.
Shin also reported, courtesy of Chaplain Dyer, the Chaplain candidacy of the next Buddhist Chaplain for the US Army, 2LT Christopher Mohr.