TITLE

Monk Funk

AUTHOR(S)
Kurlantzick, Joshua
PUB. DATE
August 2001
SOURCE
New Republic;8/27/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 9/10, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
5032258

 

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