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The Birth of Insight

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines works on meditation by Ledi Sayadaw to show his vision of meditative practice, grounded in features described in earlier chapters. Ledi popularizes practice for all people, ... More


The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Erik Braun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the rise of insight meditation (vipassanā) as a widespread lay movement in Burma during British colonial rule. It does this through a study of one of its key architects, the ... More


New Organizations: Wat Mongkoltepmunee and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on two specific Buddhist centers: Wat Mongkoltepmunee (or Wat Phila), a first-generation Thai immigrant temple; and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC), a ... More


Lived Buddhism: The Construction of Teaching and Practice at Wat Phila and CIMC

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how Buddha's teachings at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) are presented ideologically and interpreted and lived by the practitioners. The chapter ... More


Refuge in the Sangha: The Shape of Buddhist Communities

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates how practitioners at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) structure themselves inside each organization into communities or groups and relate to ... More


Taking Stock, Looking Forward

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter compares the ways in which immigrants and converts are adapting Buddhism in the United States to the ways that practitioners of other religious traditions have adapted those religious ... More


Beauty and the Labyrinth of Evil: Santayana and the Possibility of Naturalistic Mysticism

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines how an aesthetic philosophy may address the problem of evil by focusing on George Santayana’s analysis of Plotinus’s position. It argues that Santayana’s idea of aesthetics, ... More


Ascribed and Achieved Buddhist Identities

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Based on how practitioners at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) constructed their organizations, the Buddha's teachings, and their communities, this chapter explores how ... More


Observations Through a Gendered Lens

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contributes a gendered perspective to discussions of the history and practice of Buddhism at Wat Phila, the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC), and the United States more ... More


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