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I already know what most of you are going to say... [Aug. 30th, 2008|11:28 pm]
Taking refuge of buddha, dhamma, sangha and lj :-P
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Do you think the beat movement helped more than it hurt Buddhism in America?
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[User Picture]From: dharma_ben
2008-08-31 04:03 am (UTC)
It's hard to say. I'm not sure that the beats were at all self-conscious about doing anything for Buddhism. It was something that wove itself into their artistic and literary works surreptitiously. I think, looking back, that this was the best example of what Buddhism in America ought to look like, before it became inundated with the "Buddhism and's" (i.e. Buddhism and psychotherapy, Buddhism and Christianity, etc., etc.) and before the mainstream traditions started arbitrating how Buddhism should be practiced.

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[User Picture]From: dakini_bones
2008-09-01 02:22 am (UTC)

Helped

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