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Buddhist Modernism and the American Vipassana Movement

Joseph Cheah

in Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199756285
eISBN:
9780199918874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756285.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter began with the contextualization of the historical circumstances in Burma and the United States that brought about the interactions between these two groups; namely, Burmese Buddhist ... More


Burma: A Fine Mist, or a Cave in the Woods

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves the narrative to Myanmar (Burma) where, through the popularization efforts of Mahasi Sayadaw, Ledi Sayadaw and others, many of the international mindfulness movements have ... More


Ashin Jinarakkhita: Neither Mahāyāna nor Theravāda

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/9780190090975.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 situates Ashin Jinarakkhita’s life, ideas, and networks in the broader history of South China Sea Buddhism. The chapter argues that Ashin Jinarakkhita’s attempt to make Buddhism less ... More


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