mudra wrote:Perhaps get out more?
I live in Hungary, and I was just in Romania a little while ago. How far "out" do you want me to go? Lol.
Buddhism could certainly penetrate popular culture more in Eastern Europe. I haven't been back to the US in years, so I forget what it's like there. Asian martial arts seem to be getting popular here like they were in the US in the 1980s. Maybe with time the Asian religions will get popular here, too.
Su DongPo wrote:In my humble, Luke, what you are asking will take time -- perhaps a long long time. We certainly can't mandate Buddhist art; we might be able to cultivate interest and support artists engages in the Dharma and Buddhist themes.
Perhaps support for artists who create Buddhist works of art is the key. Many of the greatest works of the Renaissance wouldn't have been created if it hadn't been for the support of the Medici family (which was sort of a family, clan, government, business, art talent scout, and part of the church all rolled into one).
Maybe some kind of national Buddhist art and writing competition should be established? Maybe a wealthy Buddhist or a university could fund and promote it?