Please discuss the following prompt: Although Buddhism is able to change, adapt, and be adopted by other cultures and lifestyles, with all these changes, do you think that the original meaning of Buddhism taught by the Buddha himself can be lost or even die? Does the original meaning even matter if it loses its relevancy?
I want a two page of essay, minimum 550 words.
In your essays, I would like you to use at least two different peer reviewed sources to help substantiate your points. One of the sources should come from one of the assigned readings, and I would like at least one other source to come from outside our course texts. There are some great resources out there to help you find appropriate peer reviewed source material. One place to find some good journal articles is JSTOR (www.jstor.org). . I’d like you to avoid using websites, as often these are not the most reliable and lack peer reviewed status. When providing these sources, you must use the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS or Chicago Style).
Powers, John. “Chapter 4: Tibetology with Chinese Characteristics”. In The Buddha Party: How the People’s Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism. Oxford University Press (2017), pp. 130-170.
Hanh, Thich Nhat. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching pp. 184-213.
please note that one of the two resources should be from the readings above