Monk Funk

Kurlantzick, Joshua
August 2001
New Republic;8/27/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 9/10, p62
Looks at Buddhism and Buddhist monks. Perceptions of Buddhism; Reports of un-Buddhist behavior of Buddhist monks in Thailand; Struggles of the religion with modernization; Problems with Buddhism; Report that Buddhism has traditionally been a unifying force in an ethnically diverse region, and millions of Southeast Asians still regularly visit temples; Information on Actors Richard Gere and Steven Seagal being Buddhists in the U.S.; Views of a pacifist-feminist of the author who had lived in several Buddhist temples, on misconduct by Buddhists that took place in Thailand and Buddhists supporting war against Tamil rebel in Sri Lanka.


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