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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


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


The Domino Effect: Everyone and His Brother Convert to 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/9780520242760.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter demonstrates how the Lotus Sutra creates several layers of audiences that are designed to control the reading audience which is now observing both the narrative action and its effects on ... More


Sutra Recital and Buddhist Identities

Alexander Soucy

in The Buddha Side: Gender, Power, and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835989
eISBN:
9780824871567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835989.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how the religious practice of women frequently intensifies as they age, and they supplement the usual supplication with additional activities at a time that coincides with the ... More


Buddhist Resistance against the State

Juliane Schober

in Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833824
eISBN:
9780824871635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833824.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the ways in which Buddhist identities helped mobilize resistance against the colonial government and against military regimes throughout the twentieth century. A common theme ... More


Envisioning a Mongolian Buddhist Identity Through Chinggis Khan

Vesna A Wallace (ed.)

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Followers of Shamanism and Mongolian Buddhism argue to this day over Chinggis Khan’s religious identity. This chapter focuses on such arguments and on the Mongolian Buddhist liturgies and rituals ... More


Demystifying Democracy in the Dalit–Bahujan, Adivasi, and Feminist Discourses

Krishna Swamy Dara

in Political Science: Volume 3: Indian Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198082224
eISBN:
9780199082452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082224.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the role of democracy and feminism in Indian political thought based on adivasi and Dalit-bahujan discourses. It explores the question of Buddhist identity through works on ... More


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