American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity




      American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity
This illuminating account of contemporary American Buddhism shows the remarkable ways the tradition has changed over the past generation The past couple of decades have witnessed Buddhist communities both continuing the modernization of Buddhism and questioning some of its limitations In this fascinating portrait of a rapidly changing religious landscape, Ann Gleig illuminates the aspirations and struggles of younger North American Buddhists during a period she identifies as a distinct stage in the assimilation of Buddhism to the West She observes both the emergence of new innovative forms of deinstitutionalized Buddhism that blur the boundaries between the religious and secular, and a revalorization of traditional elements of Buddhism, such as ethics and community, that were discarded in the modernization process Based on extensive ethnographic and textual research, the book ranges from mindfulness debates in the Vipassana network to the sex scandals in American Zen, while exploring issues around racial diversity and social justice, the impact of new technologies, and generational differences between baby boomer, Gen X, and millennial teachers. Best Download American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity [ author ] Ann Gleig [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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      American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity
 By Ann Gleig IBN : 0300215800 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 376 pages
  • American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity
  • Ann Gleig
  • 11 July 2018
  • 0300215800

10 thoughts on “ American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

  1. Seth says:

    Let s cut to the chase Ann Gleig, who is an associate professor of religion at the University of Central Florida, has written a splendid book that is an instant classic American Dharma Buddhism Beyond Modernity is a must read book for anyone interested in understanding what has been happening in the world of American convert Buddhism over the past decade and where it is headed The book is comprehensive in fairly covering the myriad trends, counte...

  2. Greg Soden says:

    This book is fantastic and describes Buddhist modernism and postmodernism in a clear and enjoyable way

  3. David Jones says:

    Only 77 pages in so far It s a comprehensive and playful read on the various dynamics historical and current at play with the ever transportable buddhism.I haven t read McMahan so it s a good catch up that covers a lot of ground and perhaps pays too much attention to some of the sideshow acts I m hoping it breaks out into a strong vision rather than mere catalogue The introduction says as much to pick up on the end of a modernist a...

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