I’m a 16 year old Westerner, And I want to practice more traditional Buddhism. Particularly Tibetan Buddhism.
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Several forms of traditional Buddhism are available in the West. These include Tibetan, Zen, and Pure Land Buddhism.
The most widely-taught version of Theravada Buddhism – Insight – has been adapted to make is practices more easily accepted in the West. As a result, it has dropped many of its traditional aspects.
Tibetan and Zen Buddhist centers are widespread. Pure Land centers tend to be less common and to focus more on supporting the needs of ethnic Asian communities.
If you need help finding a community near you, feel free to contact me.
Best wishes on your path!