Lohan turns to Buddhism in jail

Last Updated: Jul 09, 2010, 16:06 PM IST

London: Actress Lindsay Lohan is turning to Buddhism to help her get through her jail term.

The 24-year-old, who has been sentenced to 90 days in prison, has decided to seek solace in the religion in a bid to conquer her demons, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"Lindsay has been fascinated in the Buddhist faith for a while as several of her inner circle follow the teachings of Buddhism," said a source.

"She is devastated about the jail sentence and has been crying non-stop. She’s been told to seek spiritual guidance and find her inner peace," he added.

She was sentenced for violating the terms of her probation stemming from a 2007 DUI (Driving Under Influence) arrest Tuesday. She avoided arrest in June when her representatives posted part of a $200,000 bail after an alcohol bracelet detected that she had been drinking after the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.

The court asked Lohan to wear the bracelet earlier this year as part of her probation after two previous convictions of drunk driving dating back to 2007.

Lohan is not the first one to turn to Buddhism in times of need and despair. Russell Brand, Orlando Bloom, Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Lopez too have been practicing Buddhism.

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