Intercultural communication (ICC) is contextual in that communicators are expected to appropriately adapt their verbal and nonverbal communication symbols according to different cultural values and norms for shared understanding and to fulfill their needs (e.g., relational and instrumental goals). Intercultural communication scholars have theorized and investigated it largely from a Eurocentric perspective. There is minimal research on intercultural communication from a Buddhist perspective. Arguably, a Buddhist perspective on ICC includes understanding interdependent origination, nonviolence, and mindfulness, among other things.