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    Buddhist Retreat

    Does "Buddhist Retreat" mean "I gave up my identity as a Buddhist"?

    Buddhist Retreat
    Why I gave up on finding my religion.


    By John Horgan

    For a 2,500-year-old religion, Buddhism seems remarkably compatible with our scientifically oriented culture, which may explain its surging popularity here in America. Over the last 15 years, the number of Buddhist centers in the United States has more than doubled, to well over 1,000. As many as 4 million Americans now practice Buddhism, surpassing the total of Episcopalians. Of these Buddhists, half have post-graduate degrees, according to one survey.

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    Re: Buddhist Retreat

    It appears so. The article seems to be about his disillusionment with Buddhism.

    The title is a play on words, as a spiritual retreat usually refers to a group of people withdrawing to meditate or worship. See definition#3 here.
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    Re: Buddhist Retreat

    Companies also have retreats, where managers go off to do things that are meant to allow them to become more rounded and honest, so it isn't only used for religion.

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