Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Buddha in the West: Even Bill Clinton Turns Toward Meditation - NAM EthnoBlog

My pal and fellow PBS documentary subject Andrew Lam analyzes the spread of Buddhism in a globalizing world:

...For if Americanization is a large part of globalization, the Easternization of the West, too, is the other side of the phenomenon.

I take it as some cosmic law of exchange that if Disneyland pops up in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Buddhist temples can sprout up in Los Angeles, home of the magic kingdom.

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