Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2004

Journal Title

Religion East & West

Volume Number

June 2004

Issue Number

4

First Page

61

Last Page

76

Version

Publisher PDF: the final published version of the article, with professional formatting and typesetting

Disciplines

Buddhist Studies | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

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