Buddhism in Cuba: An Interview with Ven. Bhikkhu Mihita

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Ven. Bhikkhu Mihita, also known as Suwanda H. J. Sugunasiri prior to his ordination, was born to Buddhist parents in Tangalla, Sri Lanka. He is an academically trained ordained Theravada monk who, after a multifaceted professional career and long-term religious activities in Canada, introduced Theravada-Buddhism to Cuba. In this interview, Bhikkhu Mihita talks about his personal background, his understanding of Theravada-Buddhism and the circumstances of his project in Cuba.

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Usarski, F. Buddhism in Cuba: An Interview with Ven. Bhikkhu Mihita. Int J Lat Am Relig (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41603-020-00105-3

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Keywords

  • Theravada-Buddhism
  • Buddhist mission
  • Transplantation of religions
  • Cuba
  • Communism