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American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Ann Gleig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300215809
eISBN:
9780300245042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The past couple of decades have witnessed Buddhist communities both continuing the modernization of Buddhism and questioning some of its limitations. This fascinating portrait of a rapidly changing ... More


At the Marrow: Practice and Belief

James-William Coleman

in The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152418
eISBN:
9780199849314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152418.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the differences among the three major branches of Western Buddhism and then turns to the common ground they share. These include Zen, Vajrayana, and Vipassana Buddhism. Zen was ... More


Religious Self-Constitution: A Relational Perspective

Michal Pagis

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter promotes an understanding of religious self-constitution as a relational and embodied process. The aim is to de-center the emphasis on belief in the commonly used category of the ... 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


Meditation Objects in Pali Buddhist Texts

Sarah Shaw

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

What makes a meditation object? This essay explores early Pāli accounts of objects still used in modern practice, especially in Southern Buddhism. Their very variety reflects this tradition’s stress ... More


Introduction Ncounters at a Multidenominational Temple in the South

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.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Ekoji Buddhist Sangha of Richmond, the “Temple of the Gift of Light” located in Richmond's Museum District in Virginia, houses five distinct groups practicing in separate lineages of Buddhism: ... More


The Buddhist Confederacy: Differentiation and Identity in Buddhist Spaces

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.7
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Ekoji Buddhist Sangha of Richmond is the only temple in the country that shelters five diverse groups practicing in distinct lineages—Pure Land, Zen, Tibetan, Vipassana, and the Meditative Inquiry ... More


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