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4 news items

Salon

Salon
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:03:45 -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 ...

The Millions

The Millions
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:04:01 -0700

I suppose there are echoes of how western Buddhism names the various branches of Buddhism, of which there are many. It is not a religion of the text, or a single book, that lays down the rules. It has morphed in many parts of the world into ...
 
Big Think
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0700

They're still – they're propagating Western Buddhism or American Buddhism. The connection to the tradition of Buddhism in particular is explicit and I think there are problems with that because when you, if you are declaring yourself a Buddhist you are ...
 
nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:55:04 -0700

On that year, an important event also took place on Western Buddhism. On July 5, 1956, three British men – Robert Albison, Peter Morgan and George Blake – were ordained as Buddhist novices at the Vihāra. This is the beginning of British Buddhist ...
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