Buddhism in America
Lecture no. 24 from the course: Buddhism
Taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
The American Theosophist, Colonel Olcott, traveled to Ceylon in the 1880s, converted to Buddhism, and helped formulate a modern view of the Buddhist tradition. Today, Buddhism is represented in Asian immigrant communities, and has influenced American visual arts, literature, film, and music.