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Meditation Center of Alabama Peace Petition

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The Meditation Center of Alabama has been denied permission to build a Buddhist Meditation Center on private property owned by their directors. Permission was denied despite the fact that their property is properly zoned for building of such a facility. The Meditation Center is now appealing to the Mobile AL City Council to overturn the Planning Commissions denial. The Planning Commission gave as a reason for the denial that the "proposed use (of the facility) is not compatible with the surrounding area."

The 7 acres of private densely wooded property owned by the director of the Meditation Center, Lar Nimityongskul, would be the building site for the new modest Meditation hall and a guest house for the teaching monks to stay in when they are in town conducting meditation retreats and teaching sessions. Because of Dr. and Mrs. Nimityongskul's generosity, meditators and Buddhist practitioners would have an opportunity to practice meditation in peace and quiet rather than the busy commercial thoroughfare where they have been located for the last seven years. During this time over 700 people have come through the center and learned valuable life changing meditation skills and helpful precepts from Buddhist dharma talks. The center welcomes people of all people who are seeking inner peace through meditation regardless of race, religion, age, gender or ethnicity.

We ask that you please sign this online petition supporting and furthering the cause of Meditation Center of Alabama's building project.

We believe that:

Peace is Compatible with Every Community!!!

We are planing a Peace Rally at Government Plaza on January 19th from 9:30 -1:30 at 205 Government St. Mobile Al. Please come join our Peaceful Protest for Religious Freedom in Mobile AL. Please visit and share our Facebook page and help us get the word out:

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Thank you so much for your signature and your support from the bottom of our hearts,

The Meditation Center of Alabama

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