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.


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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

25—Ba Ya Sa Korean Zen Center
26—Bong Hwang Sah
27—Dohn-o Zen Center
28—Jung-Gak Sa Buddhist Temple
29—Nungkak Ilsim Temple
30—Seattle Dharma Center
31—Seu Mi Sa Buddhist Temple

32—Wat Lao Dhammacetiyaram

33—Washington Buddhavanaram

34—Chagdud Gonpa Amrita
35—Dharmadhatu Buddhist Meditation Center
36—Dharma Friendship Foundation
37—Lojong Buddhist Center
38—Rigpa Fellowship
39—Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
40—Sakya Tschen Kunkhah Choling Buddhist Center
41—Sapan Institute
42—Seattle Karma Kagyu
43—Vajrayana Foundation

44—Chua Co Lam
45—Chua Lien Hoa
46—Chua Phat Giao Viet Nam
47—Chua Van Hanh
48—Hue Minh Tinh Xa
49—Tinh Xa Quan Am

50—American Zen Center
51—Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
52—Buddhist Peace Fellowship
53—Northwest Dharma Association

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