April 21, 2007
Buddhism in the west and east - What Difference?
Back in the old days, we would have never dreamed that Buddhism would flourish in the west. yet interestingly, buddhism has taken its firm root in the western society, where they have different lifestyle and way of thinking altogether! over the years, buddhism in most part of bhutan and in the east has taken a newer and different dimension from what it actually could mean. as the buddhism in the east is complex with more focus on tantrisism and rituals, the buddhism in the west is simple, as buddha would have taught! so, in the long run, would the buddhism taught in the western countries be more pragmatic to practice than the buddhism in some of the eastern countries, mostly tibetan buddhism?