Buddhists in the United States include fifth-generation Americans of Chinese and Japanese heritage, second-generation Korean-Americans, recent immigrants from Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia and their American children, along with converts from European, African, and Latino backgrounds. As with other groups, Buddhists with common cultural and sectarian orientations have tended to stick together. With the end of the melting pot ideal, issues that once addressed racial and cultural diversity have been redefined in the political terms of multiculturalism. As this special section on Dharma, Diversity, and Race suggests, the views of Buddhists from different races and traditions reflect the society at large.


seattle copy

1—Khmer Buddhist Society
2—Cambodian Buddhist Center in Tacoma

3—American Evergreen Buddhist Temple
4—Amitabha Buddhist Society
5—Fa-Shin Temple
6—Fo-Kwang Temple
7—Gold Summit Sagely Monastery
8—Kindness Buddhist Association
9—Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple

10—Bellevue Soto Zen Center
12—Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji
13—Koyasan Buddhist Temple
14—Nichiren Buddhist Church
15—Nichiren Shoshu of America
16—Nipponzan Myo-ho-ji
17—North Cascades Buddhist Priory
18—One Drop Zendo
19—Rissho Kosei-Kai
20—Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Church
21—Sokagakkai International U.S.A.
22—Tacoma Buddhist Center
23—White River Buddhist Temple
24—Zen Group of Aitken Roshi

Liberate this article!

This article is available to subscribers only. Subscribe now for immediate access to the magazine plus video teachings, films, e-books, and more.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Log in.