In North America today, there is a lot of interest in Buddhism. People practice many different kinds of Buddhism, including Tibetan Buddhism, Thai Buddhism, Sri Lankan Buddhism, and more. Though these forms of Buddhism have many strong points, they also have certain lacunae or obscurations. Each is a Buddhism from a specific culture. In the final analysis, a Buddhist is someone who follows the teachings of the Enlightened One, the World Honoured One, Shakyamuni Buddha, no matter the cultural context, race, or national origin.