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The Making of Buddhist Modernism

David L. McMahan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book elucidates the complex cross-cultural genealogy of themes, ideas, and practices crucial to the creation of a new hybrid form of Buddhism that has emerged within the last 150 years. Buddhism ... More


Introduction: Buddhism and Modernity

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

What many Americans and Europeans understand by “Buddhism” is actually a hybrid of a number of Buddhist traditions that have cross-fertilized with the dominant discourses of western modernity, ... 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


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


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


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


Migrants, Monks, and Monasteries

Jack Meng-Tat Chia

in Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190090975
eISBN:
9780190091002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090975.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 provides the historical background to Chinese migration and the spread of Buddhism to maritime Southeast Asia between the nineteenth century and the 1940s to set the stage for the ... More


Coda: Monks in Motion

Jack Meng-Tat Chia

in Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190090975
eISBN:
9780190091002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090975.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The preceding chapters have explored the histories of Chinese Buddhist migration, settlement, integration, and networks in the twentieth century. As noted in the introduction, there are two main ... 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


Introduction

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism in early medieval Japan encompassed multiple discourses, logics, and explanatory frameworks for addressing death. Understanding Buddhism not as a fixed, internally unified system but as a ... More


Introduction: Toward a History of South China Sea Buddhism

Jack Meng-Tat Chia

in Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190090975
eISBN:
9780190091002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090975.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction sets out the purpose of the book, which is to study Chinese Buddhist migration in the twentieth century, highlighting the connected history of Buddhist communities in China and ... 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


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


Buddhist Modernism, 1850–1950

Matthew J. Moore

in Buddhism and Political Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190465513
eISBN:
9780190465537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465513.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For 2,000 years all Buddhist states were absolute monarchies. Between 1850 and 1950 every Buddhist state abandoned absolute monarchy and embraced some form of constitutional, representative ... More


Introduction

Ira Helderman

in Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648521
eISBN:
9781469648545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648521.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Introduction begins by laying out the methodological and theoretical foundations of the book. It explains that, currently, religious studies research on this topic has been limited, only ... More


Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea

Jack Meng-Tat Chia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190090975
eISBN:
9780190091002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090975.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chinese Buddhists have never remained stationary. They have always been on the move. Why did Buddhist monks migrate from China to Southeast Asia? How did they participate in transregional Buddhist ... More


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


Modern and Traditional Understandings of Karma

Charles Goodman

in A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Traditional Buddhist views of karma as a cosmic force that makes the universe fair have little credibility in contemporary philosophy. However, a naturalized account of karma, understanding it as a ... 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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