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Unformatted text preview: the Buddha 2. No one can teach you Buddhism you have to experience it on your own *Anti authority, anti ritual, open to everyone- DT Suzuki (1870-1966), Zen teacher and prolific writer- Invited to come to America to translate text- Taught in prominent universities- His wife and him were influenced by Swedonborganism (mystical Christian group)- Northern European mystical movement- Called Swedonborg Buddha of the North- Influenced by Zen, Swedonborg and Olcott- Begin teaching Zen- No God to worship, no rites to observe, no future, free from dogmas. Buddhists in America, The Immigrant Experience- Jodo Shinshu Buddhists Buddhist Church of America...
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