The dark side of Buddhism
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18-08-2016, 12:17 PM
RE: The dark side of Buddhism
(16-08-2016 12:43 AM)The Dark One Wrote:  That's really surprising...I've done some online research and you're absolutely right, there is a dark side to Zen. I don't know how much of this came to American shores, as it seems Zen was adopted by the hippies and integrated into the drug subculture pretty effectively, but...there is a trail of creepy that is pretty easy to pick up!

Well, in regard to the sexual harassment and stuff, previously here in the west, it was swept under the rug until recently that there are more voices vocally condemning it.



(16-08-2016 11:12 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Also, the Buddhists in Myanmar seem very happy persecuting the Muslim minority there.

And yep, there is this. Apparently the so called peaceful religion can still lead to quite atrocious violence.
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