Studies on Humanistic Buddhism III: Glocalization of Buddhism
Volume 3 of Studies on Humanistic Buddhism contains 14 articles relating to the glocalization of Buddhism. Glocalization here refers to the spread of Buddhism globally as it situated itself locally. An increase flow of people, goods and information has allowed Buddhism to rapidly spread across the world, and for greater interaction between Buddhist traditions. Concomitant with Buddhism’s globalization is its localization. As Buddhism settles into new environments, there is an acculturation process. The people who bring Buddhist teachings to a new area must acculturate to the local society in order ot come up with skilful means to impart Buddhist teahings in a manner that is appropriate to the dominant culture, and that empowers them to carry on the Buddhist teahcings themselves.