Security officials considered the meeting illegal.
The court convicted the resident of Sochi, who spent a collective of Buddhist meditation, illegal missionary activities and appointed him five thousand rubles fine. The court’s decision caused an outcry among users of Facebook.
The Prosecutor’s office and FSB have established that 32-the summer inhabitant of Sochi for several years met with supporters of Buddhism in the boathouse.
He spent a collective meditation on behalf of the centralized religious organization “Russian Association of Diamond way Buddhists of Karma Kagyu tradition”. Russian law enforcement agencies, according to the information-analytical center “Sova”, gave him the blame that he did not have authorization documents of the organization.
The Karma Kagyu tradition is one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. She is primarily focused on practice, special attention is paid to meditation and the direct experience of mind’s nature under the guidance of a teacher, according to the certificate on the website of the Russian Association of Diamond way Buddhists of Karma Kagyu tradition. The organization is a traditional religious Association, it includes Buddhist Diamond way centers in many cities of Russia.
Security officials considered the meeting of supporters of religion illegal.