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Modernity and the Discourse of Scientific Buddhism

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/9780195183276.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter shows, with attention to the social, political, and polemical contexts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the ways Buddhists and Buddhist sympathizers attempted to align Buddhism ... More


Defining Buddhism

Torkel Brekke

in Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199252367
eISBN:
9780191602047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925236X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Anagarika Dharmapala was the most important reformer of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the 19th century. He espoused a Protestant Buddhism that blurred the traditional roles of monk and layman. It ... More


Anagārika Dharmapāla and the Politics of Religion

Torkel Brekke

in Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199252367
eISBN:
9780191602047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925236X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Anagarika Dharmapala applied his new ideas on Buddhism by attempting to take over Buddhist sites in India, particularly Bodh Gaya. Buddhists had a special historical connection with Eastern India ... More


The Lion's Roar: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Making of Modern Buddhism

Sarath Amunugama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199489060
eISBN:
9780199096169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489060.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Asian History

Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the most prominent public figures in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon). This book goes into a detailed exploration of ... More


Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Steven Kemper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book locates Anagarika Dharmapala in the context of a historical moment where nationalisms pulled people in one direction and universalisms in another. Most accounts of his life emphasize the ... More


Mind Cure and Meditation at Greenacre and Beyond

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

in Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter examines the practices of Buddhist meditation and Raja yoga in New Thought. Leaders of New Thought were first exposed to Buddhism and Vedanta philosophy through the publications of ... More


Research Tested, Science Approved: Filtering Religion Approaches

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/9781469648521.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter describes clinicians’ filtering religion approaches to Buddhist traditions. Contemporary psychotherapists often express a prodigious enthusiasm about neuroscientific research purporting ... More


Intersections I

Dee Denver

in The Dharma in DNA: Insights at the Intersection of Biology and Buddhism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197604588
eISBN:
9780197604618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604588.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The fourth chapter shares early nineteenth- and twentieth-century interactions between Buddhist and scientific thinkers, situated in the context of European colonialism and focusing on examples from ... More


Buddhists Awake!

Sarath Amunugama

in The Lion’s Roar: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Making of Modern Buddhism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199489060
eISBN:
9780199096169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489060.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Asian History

This chapter provides a synopsis of Dharmapala’s early career. He perceived his mission to be the restoration of Buddhism in its place of birth, India, and the refashioning of its practice in Sri ... More


‘Peacocks in the Rain’: Early Phase of the Buddhist Revival

Sarath Amunugama

in The Lion's Roar: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Making of Modern Buddhism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199489060
eISBN:
9780199096169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489060.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Asian History

This chapter relates the first involvement of the American theosophists with the Buddhist revival in Sri Lanka and subsequent developments. The theosophists, having become aware of the Buddhist ... More


Situating Dharmapala

Sarath Amunugama

in The Lion's Roar: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Making of Modern Buddhism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199489060
eISBN:
9780199096169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489060.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Asian History

This chapter examines the traditional relationship between the Sangha and the Buddhist laity and the role of the king as a protector of the Sāsana (the Buddhist order). It briefly traces the ... More


A Sinhala Buddhist ‘Babu’

Sarath Amunugama

in The Lion's Roar: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Making of Modern Buddhism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199489060
eISBN:
9780199096169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489060.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Asian History

This chapter is primarily a recounting of Dharmapala’s early work in India supported by prominent personalities of the nationalist Bengali elite—the Bhadralok. He forged close personal links with ... More


Dharmapala and His Critics

Sarath Amunugama

in The Lion's Roar: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Making of Modern Buddhism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199489060
eISBN:
9780199096169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489060.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Asian History

The final chapter of this book talks about the political impact of Dharmapala’s work even after this death by addressing the publication of many of his writings during the 1956 Buddha Jayanti. It ... More


A Controversial Tour of Ceylon: 1909

Alicia Turner

in The Irish Buddhist: The Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190073084
eISBN:
9780190073114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073084.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In late 1909, the Sinhalese Buddhist activist Anagarika Dharmapala hosted the Irish Buddhist monk U Dhammaloka on a controversial tour of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This tour is well-documented from many ... More


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