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Axia College Materi al Appendix D Indigenous Culture Web Site Review Template Question Response Web site 1 URL: Name of Indigenous culture/religion presented in Web site Buddhism Consider the examples of roles and observances held sacred by these people. Is this practice being kept alive? Yes. Buddhism is still practiced and it is continuing to evolve. The most practiced regions are East Asia, South East Asia and some parts of South Asia. The most practiced countries are Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka for the Theravada Buddhism and Tibet, Bhutan, China, Korea, Japan for Mahayana Buddhism. Has the culture/religion evolved over time? Buddhism has become very popular in the West over the past couple of decades so it has evolved to different regions around the world? As I study the religion, I found the most important difference between Asian Buddhism and Western Buddhism is the development of equality, on several levels. Traditionally, Buddhism has placed teachers above students and men above women. But fortunately — or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it — Buddhism started to become popular during the 1960s, when the social order was being radically questioned and restructured: If the culture/religion still lives, how HUM 130
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has Western culture changed it? Yes. In traditional Asian cultures, the world of the monastic elite is a male world. Although a few female orders have existed over the centuries, they have always been separate and subordinate to male authority. . ..As more women are becoming full and equal participants in Western Buddhism, their presence is transforming the tradition itself. Numerous changes in attitudes and approaches reflect the experience of women’s culture as it mingles with that of their male counterparts” Who authored this site? Do you think the content of the site is authentic? Copyright 1999 by C. George Boeree
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