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Why are most western Buddhists white?

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Postby lyndon taylor » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:03 pm

I don't think most people realize how condescending they can be to others different from themselves, not saying everyone does it but I see a lot of it in interracial encounters.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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Re: Why are most western Buddhists white?

Postby cooran » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:07 pm

I live in a western country, Australia. The vast majority of Lay Upporters at Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage are Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian.

All are generous, friendly and supportive to "western" lay people.

http://www.dhammagiri.org.au/photos.html

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Postby lyndon taylor » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:53 pm

White children in the same poor inner city neighborhoods don't particularly fair any better. And any advantage they do have is because of the colour of their skin and not their upbringing.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

http://trickleupeconomictheory.blogspot.com/

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Re: Why are most western Buddhists white?

Postby Shaswata_Panja » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:17 am

IMO Most of Western Buddhists SHOULD BE WHITE...Whites have managed to convert many of my fellow Indians to their religion(Christianity)...Its only fair that we should be able to convert and exact number of whites into an Indian Reiligon

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quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
(Anything in Latin sounds profound.)

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Re: Why are most western Buddhists white?

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as much as I can I would fund such study programs when I am well off


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