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The Unified Buddhist Church, Inc. (UBC) was founded in 1998 to represent Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his Sangha in the United States. It is the legally recognized governance body for Parallax Press (Berkeley, California), Deer Park Monastery (Escondido, California), Blue Cliff Monastery (Pine Bush, New York), Magnolia Grove Monastery (Batesville, Mississippi), Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation (Escondido, California), and the Community of Mindful Living.

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