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Author Gleig, Ann,
Title American dharma : Buddhism beyond modernity / Ann Gleig.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]

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Author Gleig, Ann,
Subject Buddhism -- North America.
Buddhism -- 21st century.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (x, 362 pages)
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Access Available to OhioLINK libraries
Summary "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."--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 4, 2019).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- ONE: Buddhist Modernism from Asia to America -- TWO: From the Mindfulness Revolution to the Mindfulness Wars -- THREE: Sex, Scandal, and the Shadow of the Roshi -- FOUR: Meditation and Awakening in the American Vipassana Network -- FIVE: The Dukkha of Racism: Racial Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice Work -- SIX: Buddhism Unbundled: From Buddhist Geeks to -- SEVEN: From the Boomers to Generation X -- EIGHT: Critical, Collective, and Contextual Turns -- Conclusion: American Buddhism in a "Post" Age -- Appendix -- Index.
ISBN 9780300245042 (electronic bk.)
0300245041 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1083671307
Additional Format Print version: Gleig, Ann. American dharma. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2019 0300215800 (DLC) 2018943194 (OCoLC)1046462479.

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