Publication Year

2013

Keywords

Buddhism, Mexican Tibetan Buddhists, Mexican culture, tradition, religious conversion, society

Disciplines

Anthropology | Buddhist Studies | Chicana/o Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Religion | Sociology

Abstract

Religion is a force of change and at the same time, a force of tradition. When a person converts to a new religion, it shapes their life drastically and the individual can potentially transform their society through their individual conversion. Mexican Tibetan Buddhists is not a common combination of words, but people who identify themselves as the latter might not see the categories as separate as they appear initially. The arrival of Tibetan Buddhism in Mexico has caused the religion to take on characteristics that are particular to Mexican culture and at the same time, the religion has begun to shape the lives and perceptions of the Mexican communities.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Religious Studies

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