Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fast Forward Buddhism

There continues to be a lot of discussion surrounding the scope and events of the recent Maha Buddhist Council held at the Garrison Institute in New York. As an off shoot, another discussion has started up again around Buddhism and "niceness," represented by these two posts. I have left a few comments on posts about the council, but to be honest, neither of these issues sparks me enough to write anything more significant on the blog here. Maybe I'm just not in the mood to debate. I don't know. It just seems that, in both cases, the trigger point has sprung open so many of the fundamental quandaries for "Western Buddhism" that it's hard to really offer anything coherently without writing a thesis.

So, instead, I'll just offer a fun, speculative question to the readers out there. If you could leap into a time machine and go 100 years into the future, what would you expect to find when it comes to Buddhist practice?

Silly and serious replies are welcome. Have a good day!


BD said...

Fast food Buddhism, kind of a McBuddha experience where Ronald McDonald is magically transformed into this

Nathan said...

Ha ha! I could see that.

seanrobsville said...

Richard Dawkins recognised as a Bodhisattva.

Nathan said...

That's a good one too, Sean!