Former US President Bill Clinton turns to Buddhism
San Francisco, CA (USA) -- According to thebuddhism.net news site, in
an article dated January 10, 2013, former US President Bill Clinton has
hired his own personal Buddhist monk to teach him how to properly
Bill is learning to meditate and has reportedly turned to a vegan
diet as well.
All this change has apparently been influenced by his recent heart
scare where in February 2004 when he was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian
Hospital in New York City because he started experiencing some awful
At that time, he had to have two coronary stints put into his heart
and a few months later, in September, he had to undergo quadruple bypass
heart surgery. In 2010 he then had a clogged artery that the surgeons
had to reopen which was his second heart operation in five years.
He says that learning meditation helps him to relax, which apparently
stress is supposedly one of the biggest contributors to this heart
He travels a lot and his job is highly stressful, learning to
meditate he learns to relax and says he is doing much better after his
two life changing decisions.
He reportedly also has a favourite mantra that he loves to chant when
things get hectic and says that is really does help him to relax and
think more clearer.
He used to eat a lot of fast food apparently according to the news
reports, but now he has decided to give up all that and replace it with
a lot of fruits and vegetables with the occasional fish! Outstanding I
say, we need more government officials turning to healthy ways of life
and Buddhist meditations to relax and maybe our country would start
As 2010 and 2011 taught us, Buddhist meditation and healthier diets
are starting to make a trend with everyone.
More and more people are seeing the benefits that come from a life of
relaxing meditation and eating healthier and changing their lives.
From Tiger Woods to Steve Jobs (RIP) Buddhism is beginning to be seen
in some very high places.
It is true meditation has a lifetime of relaxation and peace as well
as health with it. Everyone could benefit from the changes that Clinton
has made, and good for him.