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The Gift of Light: Buddhist Circuit Riders and New Religious Developments in Richmond, Virginia

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.6
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the history of Ekoji—how it was founded and when different groups joined and occupied the temple. It describes the temple's layout and the ways in which the former house was ... More


Introduction: Secrecies in Religion and Shin Buddhism

Clark Chilson

in Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contradictions of Concealment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838393
eISBN:
9780824868420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838393.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the secrecy of Shin Buddhism and the consequences of concealment for its covert adherents. It looks at covert Shin Buddhists who hide the very existence of their religious ... More


Introduction

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/9780824834388.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter traces the rapid growth of Shin Buddhism in North America to the assimilation of the religion. Scholars defined Shin assimilation as a one-way process, in which the religion ... More


Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contradictions of Concealment

Clark Chilson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838393
eISBN:
9780824868420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838393.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Shin has long been one of the most popular forms of Buddhism in Japan. As a devotional tradition that emphasizes gratitude and trust in Amida Buddha, it is thought to have little to do with secrecy. ... More


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

Michihiro Ama

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834388
eISBN:
9780824871727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834388.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Religious acculturation is typically seen as a one-way process: The dominant religious culture imposes certain behavioral patterns, ethical standards, social values, and organizational and legal ... More


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