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Lake Mead area draws religious group
by Tribune Staff
Feb 11, 2012 | 798 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The peace and tranquility of the land near the Lake Mead Recreation Area has drawn a religious group hoping to build a monastery.

The Kingman Miner reports a group of monks known as the Anandagiri Path of Self-Realization is asking for a zoning use permit to build a religious camp in the Mead-O-Rama Ranchos subdevelopement south of Temple Bar and northwest of Kingman.

The organization owns about 200 acres split into 194 lots in subdevelopment.

It wants to use 150 of the lots to build the camp, which would include monasteries for both men and women, a well and bath house, a section for families to camp, a group activities area, a temple and several areas for seclusion.

The organization filed for nonprofit status with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office in 2010 and has a temple in Las Vegas.

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