Ben wrote: Being the smallest recognized religion makes it easy to be the fastest growing!
Ben wrote:Apart from my co-practitioners, I know no other Buddhists (let alone Theravadins) here in Tasmania. And my co-practitioners don't even consider themselves as 'Buddhist'! But then, I am a difficult-to-get-along-with bastard so maybe I just scare everyone off!
mikenz66 wrote:I suspect that the proportions of Theravada in Australia/Oceania is seriously overestimated at 50%. Down here the majority of Buddhists are immigrants, and the majority of those are from China and Korea, so unlikely to be Theravada.
retrofuturist wrote:Yes. A look at Buddhanet's World Buddhist Directory might be a useful tool for approximate proportions.
pilgrim wrote:For a start, there should be at least a million Theravadins in Xishuangpanna. But still some way off from 50m.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xishuangba ... Prefecture
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