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Why Buddhism?

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/9780195152418.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter addresses the question of why Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the West. Much of the new Buddhism's appeal in the postmodern era can be attributed to the unique ... More


What Is This?

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/9780195152418.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins by discussing Buddhist tradition, Buddhism in the West, and Buddhism in postmodern society. It argues that all forms of Buddhism—whether it is the new Western Buddhism, the ethnic ... More


Sex, Power, and Conflict

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/9780195152418.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the issues of sex and power in Western Buddhism. Buddhism entered the West during a time of growing spiritual thirst, but Western society lacked the cultural matrix necessary to ... 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


The New Buddhism Takes Shape

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/9780195152418.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

When Buddhism first spread beyond its ancestral home in India, it took centuries to adapt to each new country and each new culture. Many of the leaders of Western Buddhism see the same kind of slow ... More


Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Patricia Q. Campbell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book investigates ritualizing and learning at introductory meditation classes at two Buddhist centers in Toronto, Canada. The centers, Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti, are led and attended ... More


Introduction

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introduction describes the histories of the centers, some of the background of the main teachers and a description of the meditation classes and other events each offers. Descriptive detail of ... More


Discovery Stories

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the interview participants and follows the stories of six who were introductory meditation students at Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti Centre. It focuses on their ... More


Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti Centre: Meditation in Toronto

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an overview of the two centers involved in this study: Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti Centre. It describes the histories of the centers, some of the background of the ... More


“Give Me My Inheritance”: Western Buddhists Raising Buddhist Children

Kristin Scheible

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For Western Buddhists, there is a palpable, practical tension between the perceived ideal of the celibate virtuoso and the demands of contemporary lay life. On a deeper “spiritual” level something ... More


Learning is Change

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Six traces the changes that took place through students' participation at Buddhist meditation classes. It does so first by comparing the reflections of experienced members with those of ... More


The hippie as pilgrim

Sharif Gemie and Brian Ireland

in The Hippie Trail: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526114624
eISBN:
9781526132437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114624.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter starts by recounting the story of ‘George’, who travelled to India and found a faith. Some historical contextualisation is given: the decline of Christian beliefs and practices in the UK ... More


Conclusion

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The histories of the centers, some of the background of the main teachers, and a description of the meditation classes and other events each offers. Descriptive detail of the shrine rooms of each ... More


Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Jessica Marie Falcone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, as they worked to build the “world's tallest statue” as a multi-million dollar “gift” to India. This effort ... More


Theravada in Wider Perspective

Asanga Tilakaratne

in Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835965
eISBN:
9780824871598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835965.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter discusses Theravada Buddhism in the globalized world of today. It particularly examines Western Theravada Buddhism, socially engaged Buddhism, and the movement of Theravada ... More


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