Luke wrote:Watching this made me think that Buddhists around the world should fund a Buddhist TV channel in Mongolia in order to counter the influence of the Christians there. A local Buddhist TV channel could remind Mongolians to be proud of their amazing Buddhist heritage and it could have talk shows in which ordinary people with problems are given solutions from a Buddhist point of view.
Why do you think that western Christians always put so much money into programs in foreign countries, but western Buddhists do not? I guess in the west, we usually assume that Buddhism doesn't need any marketing in traditionally Buddhist countries,
I think that we western Buddhists are a sleeping giant who needs to mobilize, find its collective voice, and use its talents and resources to improve the world. Often western Buddhists are quite shy in Christian countries, but I think it's important to make our voices heard and to support fellow Buddhists in other countries (especially poor ones).
ronnewmexico wrote:Yes.....this is exactly what we need to do....
become like the theists
Geeze Louise.....where do you start...?
Luke wrote:... it was really just an accurate documentary about how Christians were spreading their propaganda in Mongolia, mainly by creating local Christian TV channels.
kirtu wrote:However I'm also saddened to be sure. I was supposed to go to Mongolia to teach English to monks and lay Buddhists last year but fell into extreme financial difficulty and was unable to do so. A lama had specifically asked for a western Buddhist who could teach English and I was interviewed by him. With these difficulties I have let people down. Now I'm still in difficulty but my family has been helping me and they will not understand if I just hop up and go to Mongolia after the financial crisis has resolved.
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