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Ringing a Regional Perspective to American Buddhism

Jeff Wilson

in Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835456
eISBN:
9781469601816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869970_wilson.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter lays out a basic approach to studying regionalism in American Buddhism. It first provides a brief historiography of Buddhism in America and explains why American Buddhist regionalism has ... More


Buddhist Modernism from Asia to America

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides historical and theoretical contexts on the emergence of Buddhist modernism in Asia and its transmission to North America. It then offers a series of case studies that show both ... More


Critical, Collective, and Contextual Turns

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The March 2016 cover of the Lion's Roar featured seven teachers of color and seven white teachers, seven females and seven males, gathered together under the title “The New Face of Buddhism.” Given ... More


From the Mindfulness Revolution to the Mindfulness Wars

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the ambivalent relationship between American Buddhist convert communities and the mindfulness movement, and tracks some of the major patterns around mindfulness that have ... More


Introduction

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of developments in American Buddhism. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to flesh out the distinctive characteristics shaping Buddhism in ... More


Buddhism Unbundled: From Buddhist Geeks to Meditate.io

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Buddhist Geeks project is an online Buddhist media platform launched in 2007 by two self-identified millennials who wanted to combine their passion for Buddhism with their “geeky skills.” It ... More


Conclusion: American Buddhism in a “Post” Age

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter suggests that to understand recent patterns and turns in American meditation-based convert Buddhism, one has to go beyond theories of modernity and explore what has come after it—as ... More


The Development of Shin Buddhist Ministries in North America

Michihiro Ama

in Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834388
eISBN:
9780824871727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834388.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the development of Shin ministries in Hawaii and on the mainland. In Nikkei communities, ministers’ roles and responsibilities increased when immigrants saw Buddhism as one of ... More


Sex, Scandal, and the Shadow of the Roshi

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Through a focus on the Zen sex scandals, this chapter redirects attention to practice communities to provide a more nuanced consideration of intersections between American Buddhism and psychotherapy. ... More


The Dukkha of Racism: Racial Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Work

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines some of the main features of diversity and inclusion work through a case study of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (DC) (IMCW). It considers the main pragmatic and ... More


Meditation and Awakening in the American Vipassana Network

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Certain patterns have developed around meditation and enlightenment, or awakening, as many prefer to call it, in the American Insight network. Network here is defined as a loose affiliation of ... More


From the Boomers to Generation X

Ann Gleig

in American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The boomers represent an influential iteration of Buddhist modernism in the West. How, then, should the NextGen of teachers be positioned and understood in relationship to them? This chapter attempts ... More


American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Ann Gleig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The past couple of decades have witnessed Buddhist communities both continuing the modernization of Buddhism and questioning some of its limitations. This fascinating portrait of a rapidly changing ... More


Letter to Mr. Tatsuguchi

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's personal letter to a Japanese American Buddhist which he addresses only as Mr. Tatsuguchi, presumably a lay member of the New York Buddhist Church (affiliated ... More


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