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Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

The final part of the interfaith series held by the Guardian in conjunction with St Paul's Cathedral, exploring Buddhism in its various manifestations.

Buddhism: An Eastern Religion in a Western World

A short documentary looking into Buddhism and how it has grown in popularity in Western Culture, Final Major Project in Media Production BTEC National Diploma, Directed by Stephanie Rankin...

Ven Dhammadipa - The Approach for Western Buddhists

Ven. Dhammadipa explains his view on the suitable approach to buddhism for western students. more at www.phathue.com.

David Loy - Buddhism and the West

Slavoj Žižek. The Buddhist Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capitalism. 2012

http://www.egs.edu/ Slavoj Žižek, contemporary philosopher and psychoanalyst, discusses Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Western Buddhism, the West, capitalism, science, ideology, cognitive neuroscience,.

East Meets West - Part 3: Rob Preece - Jung & Buddhism - February 8, 2013 - CWC - CPH

Psychology in the meeting between East & West - Part 3: Rob Preece - Jung & Buddhism: a personal story The Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen hosted a mini conference on the ...

Tibetan Buddhism in Modern Western Culture

Namasté Recognize who you truly are! Sacred Sangha of Earth, Beloved Beings of Presence, Being One, we liberate Humanity Be present! Be joyful! Be free! ~ Blessings to You...

David Nichtern "What is the Future of Buddhism in the West?"

A short clip of David being interviewed for "The United States of Enlightenment", a documentary film about Western Buddhism in America. David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala...

3D Dialogue: Zen Buddhism and Western Society

Jesse Hirsh host of 3D Dialogue interviews Sensei Taigen Henderson from the Toronto Zen Centre regarding Zen Buddhism and how to integrate eastern spirituality with life in western society.

Slavoj Zizek criticizing buddhism

Slavoj Zizek criticizing buddhism.

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Open Democracy

Open Democracy
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:06:55 -0700

Indeed, Kabat-Zinn's work appears to vindicate Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek's critique of Western Buddhism as a supplement to neoliberal capitalism: “It enables you to fully participate in the frantic pace of the capitalist game while sustaining ...
Myanmar Times
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:37:30 -0700

In making the film, Lawton – director of film production company Reasonably Shorts – said he hopes to provide audiences worldwide with the “missing link” in the origin story of Western Buddhism. “I want to bring Dhammaloka out of obscurity and into ...
Huffington Post (blog)
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 09:51:50 -0700

It's been about 50 years since the bulk of the Asian meditation masters arrived here -- Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Vietnamese and so on. Many of us have spent our whole adult lives trying to practice and absorb what they taught us. I've been thinking ...
Patheos (blog)
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:30:00 -0800

Speaking of this work as a process suggests an at least cautiously optimistic outlook on Western Buddhism becoming more inclusive. What are the biggest hang-ups we as a culture or religion in the West still have? What steps should be taken now and in ...

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:15:00 -0700

Slavoj Žižek will bei uns eine Art „Western Buddhism“ entdeckt haben. Eine Weltanschauung, die sich durch gespielte Unbeteiligtheit auszeichnet, um Indifferenz als Form der Achtsamkeit, die das Stressniveau des im Kapitalismus voll eingesetzten ...
Huffington Post
Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:16:30 -0800

A few weeks ago I began a series of posts called "Western Buddhism: The 50 Year Lessons." In that post I mentioned three lessons: enlightenment is not what we thought, meditation is not good for everything and religious corruption is universal. Outside ...

First Things

First Things
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:18:45 -0700

I have nothing against meditation and am fully aware of how heavily Western Buddhism has focused on this one practice. But what's worth noting is that the conversation stops here. When I ask these meditators what tradition they prefer or what teachers ...


Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:03:51 -0700

It's times like these when I am reminded of Slavoj Zizek's summary dismissal of “Western Buddhism.” Zizek cautions that while meditation may seem to come from an edgy counterculture, in fact Americans practice it in a way that is often consistent with ...

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