Individuals drawn to serious study and practice of the Dharma today have tremendous resources available to them. Buddhist centers have been founded all over the world, and thousands of books on Buddhism have been published. Scores of teachers travel widely, offering instruction and blessings.
Thirty years ago the basic vocabulary and concepts of the Dharma were quite foreign to the West, but today terms such as karma, Dharma, mantra, mandala, nirvana, and samsara are quite familiar, at least in certain circles. Dharma ways of thinking are beginning to have an impact as well, so that the vision of the Buddha can be communicated with greater accuracy.
Those who come in contact with the teachings can see more readily and with less chance of distortion how the practice of Buddhism might reshape and improve their own lives.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Mind over Matter