January 7, 2003
Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Seager was interviewed for a Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
article about Buddhist monks who shun the material world (1/5/03). Seager, author of the book, Buddhism in America
(Columbia, 1999), said in the article, titled "The Path to Buddha," that "Buddha is a person. They don't worship in the sense...of [worshipping] God." Seager also noted that "Buddhism is gaining popularity with businesses, which offer seminars for their employees and pay to bring speakers such as the Dalai Lama to teach Buddhist thought and qualities such as being focused and mindful...'there's also a whole lot of spiritual or psychological reasons individuals might find it helpful to their own life,'" Seager said. More ...