Australian Society and Buddhism
Australia is a largely religiously pluralistic society having over 120 different religions/faiths (most of the Christian belief)(). Buddhism is one of these religions/faiths. Buddhism is generally a well-accepted faith in the Australian community, but there are still some people of this faith who will experience discrimination from time to time(NSW Government, 2013). This would be an extremely hard issue to deal with, especially if you are a young person trying to practice your belief in this faith.
Alterations to suit Australian society
Buddhists who live in Australia do sometimes have to alter their rituals and practices when living in the Australian community. Buddhists don’t always have a temple nearby that they can easily drive to and visit when they would like to(K.Simmons, 2014). When it’s time for their noon prayer, they can’t just stop during class/work to go and pray. Instead, they choose to alter their ‘normal’ routines to suit Australian society. Instead of going to the temple regularly, they might just go on important dates and instead of praying like they do at home, they would say a little prayer to themselves when they have free time(K.Simmons, 2014). These are not major alterations, but they are still altered to suit Australian society.