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This paintings exhibits how Buddhism has been as deeply plagued by the USA as the United States has been suffering from it. Buddhism is likely one of the world's oldest and such a lot widely-practiced faiths, yet in the United States it has a comparatively brief historical past. This paintings explores how Asian immigrants have introduced Buddhism to the United States.

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Matthiessen, who has also written several acclaimed novels, later was ordained as a Buddhist monk. Visual arts in America were also influenced by Zen. In the Zen art style called sumiye, painters traditionally use a black ink made from 50 Buddhist Faith in Americ a soot and glue. They apply the ink using a coarse brush made from sheep or badger’s hair, making a quick sketch rather than a painting. Again, as with haiku, the idea is not to capture a detailed image, but to make a suggestion that might stimulate deeper awareness.

Some Americans distrust the different culture and religious beliefs the Asians bring. Vietnamese Buddhist immigrants have been criticized for their “foreign” beliefs. In his book The Vietnamese Experience in America (1992), Paul James Rutledge writes about some of the interactions between these A BUDDHIST “CITY” IN CALIFORNIA immigrants and native-born Americans. During the 1980s, a growing The Sino-American Buddhist Association was started in 1968 by Master Hsuan Hua (1918–1995), who came to the United States from Hong Kong in 1962.

During the 1990s, Hollywood finally began to show Buddhism in a more realistic way, influenced by the growth of the religion in America and a concern about the political situation in Tibet. The 1993 film Little Buddha told two stories: one about a young American boy found to be a tulku; the other a biography of Siddhartha Gautama. 1960) served as an adviser on the film, and he told Tricycle in a Summer 1993 interview that movies are a powerful tool for spreading Buddhism. S. movie theatres. 1912), who converted to Buddhism while living in Tibet during the 1940s.

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