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Aloka
18 Jun 11, 08:59
I found this article at The Buddhist Channel and wondered if you had any comments.


Buddhism In America: What Is The Future?


By Jaweed Kaleem, The Huffington Post


"GARRISON, N.Y. -- Backed by the nation’s largest Buddhist magazines and meditation centers, a recent invite-only gathering at an old monastery in this riverside hamlet north of New York City included a guest list of crimson-robed monks of Buddhism’s Tibetan line, tattooed “Dharma Punx,” professors and Japanese-influenced Zen Buddhists that read as a "who’s who" of Buddhism in America.

But the "Maha Council" (maha means “great” in Sanskrit) has created buzz and sparked soul-searching among members of the growing Buddhist religion in the United States for different reasons.

Who speaks for "western Buddhism," many attendees and observers of last weekend's event have asked, and how accurately and honestly are elder Buddhists passing on their knowledge to new generations?"

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http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,10242,0,0,1,0

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