Tibetan Buddhism

GUESTS: Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures Dept., University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, MI Author, Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and The West [University of Chicago Press, 1998] Bhuchaung Tsering Director, International Campaign for Tibet, Washington, DC Buddhism is now one of the fastest growing religions in the U.S. Tibetan Buddhism in particular has gained a foothold, with popular advocates ranging from Richard Gere to Steven Seagal. Younger Americans are attracted to the Buddhist emphasis on contemplative practice over dogma, and many doctors and hospice patients are turning to Tibetan teachings on the art of dying.

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