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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


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


Buddhism and Reason

Nicolas Bommarito

in Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190887506
eISBN:
9780190092559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887506.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at how many people think of Buddhism, seeing it as at odds with reflective, rational, or abstract thinking. Indeed, Buddhism in the West is often placed on the emotion side of the ... More


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