Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

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Spiny Norman
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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:35 pm

I used to hug trees ( I think )... :tongue:
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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Postby Buckwheat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:00 am

m0rl0ck wrote:
Buckwheat wrote:Every sangha I have seen in the US was loaded with hippies. Not an extensive record of research bu me, but consistent nonetheless.


Really? Where i live, in the midwest, its mostly middle class, mostly white, with a smattering of students. Except the vietnamese temple is mostly vietnamese and the local bca church is mostly japanese immigrants and japanese descent.


Sorry, I was including middle class, mostly white hippies in that statement.
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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:44 am

Buckwheat wrote:
Sorry, I was including middle class, mostly white hippies in that statement.


:) i guess "hippiness" is in the eye of the beholder.
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"Not a single thought arises: is there any fault or not?"
Unmon said,
"Mt. Sumeru."
~Case 19, The Book of Equanimity

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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Postby dharmagoat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:23 am

m0rl0ck wrote:i guess "hippiness" is in the eye of the beholder.

:tongue:


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