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A Brief History of Buddhist-Inspired American Spirituality, 1830s–1970s

Jaime Kucinskas

in The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190881818
eISBN:
9780190881849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881818.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

This chapter introduces the historical cultural antecedents to the contemplative movement, showing that mindfulness builds upon the rhetoric and logics of prior religious liberal and spiritual ... More


The Contemplatives (1979–)

Jaime Kucinskas

in The Mindful Elite: Mobilizing from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190881818
eISBN:
9780190881849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881818.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

This chapter provides an overview of what the contemplative founders stood for and why they sought to spread meditation into professional sectors. From the beginning, contemplative leaders sought to ... More


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