|The international "Buddhist flag" created by American Colonel Henry Steel Olcott|
|History of Buddhism in America (Rick Fields)|
- *The American Southwest, including all of Alta and Baja California, were part of Mexico before the USA occupied and stole these lands to expand and form an empire -- which immediately continued overseas to engulf the Philippines, Hawaii, and many smaller lands and islands in the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific -- using the pretext-doctrine of "Manifest Destiny."
|Buddhism before Columbus|
These very early works became known in America and Europe, among elites and the well-educated, over later, apocryphal Chinese Mahayana works based on Brahminical Indian teachings.
|American Colonel Henry Steel Olcott|
|Zen in the USA after WW II|