Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by Ryuejaku » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:34 pm


No

Hippies are hippies, buddhists are buddhists.
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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by m0rl0ck » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:59 pm

Buckwheat wrote:Every sangha I have seen in the US was loaded with hippies. Not an extensive record of research bu me, but consistent nonetheless.
Really? Where i live, in the midwest, its mostly middle class, mostly white, with a smattering of students. Except the vietnamese temple is mostly vietnamese and the local bca church is mostly japanese immigrants and japanese descent.
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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by dharmagoat » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:33 pm

m0rl0ck wrote:Where i live, in the midwest, its mostly middle class, mostly white, with a smattering of students.
I notice this in New Zealand too, based on my experience of Tibetan Buddhist, FWBO and Zen groups.

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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:26 pm

Lot's of Asians at the local Thai, Korean, and Chinese monasteries... :tongue:

Zen and Tibetan does seem to be skewed the other way. I guess because there are few Tibetan or Japanese immigrants here...

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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by Monkey Mind » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:06 pm

Whenever my hair grows longer than 2 cm, I'm fond of saying, "I feel like a hippy with all this hair!"
Sorry, know it's off topic, couldn't resist...
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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by Dinsdale » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:35 pm

I used to hug trees ( I think )... :tongue:
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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by Buckwheat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:00 am

m0rl0ck wrote:
Buckwheat wrote:Every sangha I have seen in the US was loaded with hippies. Not an extensive record of research bu me, but consistent nonetheless.
Really? Where i live, in the midwest, its mostly middle class, mostly white, with a smattering of students. Except the vietnamese temple is mostly vietnamese and the local bca church is mostly japanese immigrants and japanese descent.
Sorry, I was including middle class, mostly white hippies in that statement.
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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by m0rl0ck » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:44 am

Buckwheat wrote:
Sorry, I was including middle class, mostly white hippies in that statement.
:) i guess "hippiness" is in the eye of the beholder.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Would you say that Buddhists are hippies?

Post by dharmagoat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:23 am

m0rl0ck wrote:i guess "hippiness" is in the eye of the beholder.
:tongue:

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