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American Buddhism: Spiritual Practice or Identity Theft?

In the 1960’s Americans began to integrate elements of Buddhist ideology into their philosophical beliefs, but many traditional Asian Buddhists would argue that these interpretations are missing out the fundamental aspects of achieving enlightenment. While American interpretations of Buddhism stray away from the traditional teachings of Buddhism, in the process they have opened more doors to […]



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Education in Tibet: The Journey of Jinpa

  “The door groaned softly as Jinpa plowed an arced pathway through the sea of snow that had gathered sometime during the night. Stepping out onto the porch, he surveyed his  favorite landscape in the world. Every day brought anew the raw beauty of  Qinghai Lake. The freezing winds of winter months had left a […]



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Mozart’s Innovation: When Contemporary events collide with Historical events to generate Music

Cuyler Cunningham Cor 330-18 4/12/16 Austria, Vienna, a city that has stood the test of time and becoming culturally rich and ethnically diverse with the passing of each era. From the Habsburg Monarchy, the Turkish siege, and Nazi rule, to the beauty of arts and music, Vienna is a bridge where ideals and attitudes from […]



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My Trip to the Other Side

My Trip to the Other Side The specificity of culture flows indivisibly into our notion of identity. The way that we view something as commonplace and how we interpret the world are markers of a locally constructed cultural identity. However in an increasingly interconnected world, the development of a global citizenship presents as a necessary […]



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