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  1. Dear Ajaan Pandit,
    This course looks so interesting. I have enjoyed your overviews in other talks and know it will be a great course. Unfortunately I work on Saturdays, so cannot participate.
    I am now using a book by David Loy with the flashy title of “Money, Sex, War and Karma: notes for a Buddhist revolution”, where he gets quite explicit on arguments for changing certain emphases in general Buddhism and in Theravada in particular.
    So the Western (read “American”) Buddhist revisionists are out of the closet, disregarding charges of simply substituting Asian cultural baggage for their own, and the process of spread and acculturation continues. But this time the arguments for a fundamental revision of basic teachings (or at least those attributed to the Buddha’s cultural environment) are very strong.