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The stresses and intensity of modern American society have influenced many people to adopt and adapt the principles of Buddhism and other Eastern religions Some recent statistics from the US department of Health and Human Services show that 75 of the General Population experiences at least some stress every two weeks National Health Interview Survey Half of those experience moderate or high levels of stress during the same two-week period It is common knowledge that stress can lead to heart disease high blood pressure strokes and other illnesses in many individuals Stress also contributes to the development of alcoholism obesity suicide drug addiction cigarette addiction and other harmful behaviors It was reported that tranquilizers antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications account for one fourth of all prescriptions written in the US each year With so many mental health problems it is almost reassuring that Eastern religions are steadily growing Buddhism On The Move Eastern religions have been practiced in Asia and the Subcontinent for thousands of years longer than Christianity Buddhism a main religion of Asia has been practiced in Tibet for Millennia Buddhism Zen and Hindu were first introduced to the western world in 1893 at the World Religions Conference in Chicago The Dalai Lama represented Buddhism and DT Suzuki represented Zen However Eastern religions went relatively ignored until 1959 when the Chinese invasion of Tibet left 13 million Tibetans dead and 6000 Buddhist monasteries destroyed Tibetan refugees escaped to bordering countries and some fled farther to the US and Europe Those who fled remembered how the Buddha taught his enlightened disciples to continue to spread his teachings With the Chinese Invasion of Tibet it was as if a dam had burst suddenly Tibetan wisdom began to flow freely down from the roof of the world and to the Westand there to fulfill the prophecy come Westerners looking for guidance and eager to develop their own spiritual lives and transplant the flowering tree of enlightenment to
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