Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2004

Abstract

Professor Karma Lekshe Tsomo examines the contradictions and innovations that characterize the adoption of Buddhism by Americans. Adapting Buddhism to fit Westerners has brought fruitful new directions to Buddhism, she argues, at the same time that it has resulted in some distortion of or discarding of traditional Buddhist practices and goals

Publication Information

Originally published in Issue 4, June 2004 of Religion East & West. Reprinted and republished with permission of the publisher, Dharma Realm Buddhist University.

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