BUDDHISM IN THE WEST

Е. Ю. Соколова

Abstract


This article discusses the reasons for the spread of Buddhism in Europe and the western regions of Russia. The author defends the thesis that these processes reflect the psychological need of people to overcome the spiritual discomfort caused by worldliness and dehumanizing culture.

Keywords


the meeting of cultures, transformation of consciousness, positivism, liberalism, psychological aspects.

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