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Ghost Stories

Robert DeCaroli

in Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religion and the Formation of Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195168389
eISBN:
9780199835133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168380.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the relationship between local deities and the ancestral dead. There are a vast number of tales in the early Buddhist literature that detail situations in which a dangerous ... More


Discovery Stories

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the interview participants and follows the stories of six who were introductory meditation students at Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti Centre. It focuses on their ... More


Who's Your Daddy Now?: Reissued Paternity in the Lotus Sūtra

Alan Cole

in Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter inspects the Lotus Sutra and its sophisticated use of father–son motifs to explain its own identity. This Mahayana text inserts itself as the defining element in creating a new identity ... More


Picturing Buddhism: Nurturing Buddhist Worldviews through Children’s Books

Karen Derris

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Storytelling has served as a primary resource for cultivating children’s religious and ethical worldviews in Buddhist cultures across Asia. Children growing up in Buddhist societies hear stories ... More


Identity and Hybridity in The War of Constantino

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism: Alagiyavanna and the Portuguese in Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199935765
eISBN:
9780199333035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935765.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Kustantīnu Haṭana (War of Constantino) is the final work analyzed in the book. The chapter begins with a consideration of Alagiyavanna’s relationship with the Portuguese colonialists, wherein he ... More


Is the Mind One or Two?: To Mr. C., Who Has Recently Converted to Catholicism

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp responds to the conversion to Catholicism of one Mr. C. after having been a longtime Buddhist. Iryŏp is wondering how Mr. C could turn away from the teaching that leads him ... More


The History of Theravada Buddhism in America

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/9780226089010.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the history and development of Theravada Buddhism in America from 1966 to the present. The combination of immigration and conversion that led Buddhism in general to grow so ... 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


Extremes Meet: Radical Buddhists of Early Shōwa

James Mark Shields

in Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190664008
eISBN:
9780190675523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664008.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Religion and Society

Chapter 6, “Extremes Meet: Radical Buddhists of Early Shōwa,” examines the intellectual discussions on modernity of the 1930s, as well as the struggles of Buddhist leaders, priests, scholars, and ... More


Female conversion: Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā

Alice Collett

in Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199459070
eISBN:
9780199086375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199459070.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The theme in this chapter is conversion, as the conversion account of Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā changes significantly between the canonical and commentarial versions. Conversions of former Jains like Bhaddā ... More


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