As you may or may not be aware, over the past week or so, here and in other places thereâ€™s been a long and sometimes helpful, sometimes not helpful, conversation about what to call Buddhists in these parts. Western Buddhists? American Buddhists? Convert? Asian? What? And buried in the middle of Arunlikahitâ€™s post was something I think deserves far more attention than it received.
Presented to the Buddhism in the West Consultation, bright and early at nine o’clock on Saturday, November 1, at the American Academy of Religion national meeting in Chicago (sweet home, Chicago).