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By Founder/Director J Gordon Melton, Visit Amazon's Michael Burgan Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Michael Burgan,

ISBN-10: 0816049882

ISBN-13: 9780816049882

ISBN-10: 1438102518

ISBN-13: 9781438102511

This paintings indicates how Buddhism has been as deeply laid low with the United States as the US has been plagued by it. Buddhism is likely one of the world's oldest and such a lot widely-practiced faiths, yet in the US it has a comparatively brief historical past. This paintings explores how Asian immigrants have introduced Buddhism to the US.

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Tulku arrived in the United States in 1968 and settled in California. He belonged to the oldest Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Nyingma, which stressed meditation and tantric practices (see page 18). Tulku taught Americans, who then spread Nyingma teachings. He also started Dharma Publishing to publish his writings. The Chinese have destroyed thousands of temples in Tibet, which housed many sacred books and works of art. In response, exiled Tibetans in the United States and American Vajrayana Buddhists have made a significant effort to translate Tibetan texts and write new works about Tibetan Buddhism in English.

5 million people. Although these immigrants and their Americanborn children worship in a variety of faiths, they represent a large pool of ethnic Buddhists. The Tibetan Diaspora A diaspora is the breaking up and scattering of the people of an ethnic community or nation. One of the first diasporas took place more than 2,500 years ago, when the Jewish people lost their independent state and began to settle in different parts of the Middle East and later in Europe. The dispersion of Africans because of the slave trade and the migration of the Irish after the potato famine of the 1840s have also been called diasporas.

S. population. JewishAmerican culture has blended with Buddhism in the work of Allen Ginsberg, and several Jewish Buddhists were at the heart of the vipassana movement. Some of the earliest American converts were Jewish, including Julius Goldwater, who became a Jodo Shinshu priest in 1936. html) Zen is also closely associated with several martial arts forms that are popular in America. These include aikido, karate, judo, and kendo. In each form, athletes combine physical activity with spiritual development.

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