Buddhism in the West: 1960s America
Southern New Hampshire University
The purpose of this paper is to understand Buddhism in the United States during the 1960s. I will be going over Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhism and comparing their morals, values, and virtues with three movements of the decade listed above. These movements are the Hippie Movement, Black Liberation, and Women’s Liberation. The theme I will specifically be looking at is liberation between all three of these events and to find out what the word means to each individual movement.