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Study questions for the Lopez reading, Buddhism in Practice (excerpts), 10/19: 1. Why should we speak about Buddhist traditions rather than the Buddhist tradition? 2. Why is it problematic to call Mainstream Buddhism either Theravada or Hinayana and to associate it exclusively with southern Asia? 3. What are is the typical process of assimilation and adaptation in
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Unformatted text preview: the adoption of Buddhism as it moves into a new cultural context? Give concrete examples from specific cultures. 4. Why is it problematic to think of Buddhism exclusively as a philosopy rather than a religion? 5. What different types of monastics make up the Buddhist sangha (community)? What is the traditional role of the laity?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2010 for the course ASIA 150 taught by Professor Hewison during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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