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Book: Buddhism in Five Minutes

Chapter: 75. Is Western Buddhism a New Form of Buddhism?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40818


There is an increased emphasis on secularism, on rationalism even, and on a Buddhism that is perceived as less devotional than earlier kinds. Lay meditative practice is also becoming more prominent as well as a sense of the individualist search that might not align itself with any particular group.

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