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Posted at 3:11 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Bob Ney's new path: Disgraced ex-congressman studies Buddhist meditation

By The Reliable Source

Ney leaving federal court after his 2007 sentencing. (Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post)

Former congressman Bob Ney, who served 17 months in prison for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has resurfaced -- at a Buddhist temple in India. Ney, sober and 60 pounds lighter, is living in a $10-a-day rented room in Dharamsala (the Dalai Lama's headquarters-in-exile), studying meditation techniques with monks and learning the Tibetan language, reports National Journal.

The six-term Ohio rep, 56, all but disappeared after leaving prison in 2008: He hosted a local radio show last year, and is now executive director of Mending Minds Foundation, hoping to help abused women and veterans by introducing them to meditation. "My life is good," he told the magazine. "I'm a very lucky person, and I'm just very happy -- very, very happy. I'm doing what I want to do."

By The Reliable Source  | November 21, 2010; 3:11 PM ET
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I spent 4 months in Dharamsala... You can live like a KING on $10/day!

Posted by: JEp1 | November 22, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

If the arrogant hollow shell called obozo were to go to the ashram and lose his arrogance he would come back weighing 6 lbs.

Posted by: carlbatey | November 22, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

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