A Christian-owned meditation center has been shut down after losing its owner, who said he was no longer Christian.
The Washington Post reports that Kaleem Kalee, who was formerly a Buddhist monk, founded the meditation center in 2007.
His wife, Sherry Kalees, had recently moved to California, where she has been working as a teacher.
She left her job at the Buddhist monastery in the San Francisco Bay Area and said she is no longer involved in the Buddhist religion.
She says that since her marriage, she has become a more accepting and spiritual person.
But her wife, who had been teaching meditation for years, says that she no longer believes in the teachings of the Buddha and other religious traditions.
She wrote on Facebook that she and Kaleeman had “changed our minds on Buddhism, but not in a way that would allow us to practice it without being influenced by others.”
Kalee said in a statement that he was not going to stop practicing his faith.
The statement said that he and Sherry were both Christians.
He also told the Post that he is still committed to practicing his religion, but he is not a Buddhist anymore.
He is currently teaching meditation at the Center for Insight Meditation, which he founded in 2006.
“We are grateful for the tremendous support we have received from many people in our community, including from many of our closest friends,” Kaleekes statement read.
“But we know that, as we grow and as we continue to grow in our spiritual life, we will have to evolve our lives to fit our different circumstances.
So we have decided to cease all teachings and to close.”
The center was one of the last Buddhist centers to reopen after the 9/11 attacks.
Kaleem has been a Buddhist for more than a decade, and he began teaching at a monastery in North Carolina.
In his statement, he wrote that he would be donating his possessions to charity.
He said he will continue to teach at the center, but has stopped participating in his religious practice.
He said he believes in a personal relationship with God and in the power of compassion to change the world.
Kalyes sister, Mary-Ann Kaleeme, told the AP that she was sad to hear about the closing.
Kaleee is a member of the Buddhist faith.
She said that the center is important to her because she had grown up in it.
“It was so beautiful and beautiful for us to share in,” she said.