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Title Gurus in America / edited by Thomas A. Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes.
Imprint Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2005.

Series SUNY series in Hindu studies.
SUNY series in Hindu studies.
Subject Gurus -- United States.
Spiritual life -- Hinduism.
Alt Name Forsthoefel, Thomas A.
Humes, Cynthia Ann, 1958-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 236 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction : making waves / Thomas A. Forsthoefel / Cynthia Ann Humes -- 1. Raja Yoga and the guru : Gurani Anjali of Yoga Anand Ashram, Amityville, New York / Christopher Key Chapple -- 2. Weaving the inward thread to awakening : the perennial appeal of Ramana Maharshi / Thomas A. Forsthoefel -- 3. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi : beyond the TM technique / Cynthia Ann Humes -- 4. Krishna and culture : what happens when the Lord of Vrindavana moves to New York City / Tamal Krishna Goswami / Ravi M. Gupta -- 5. Baba's world : a global guru and his movement / Norris W. Palmer -- 6. Passage to America : Ammachi on American soil / Selva J. Raj -- 7. perfectibility of perfection : Siddha Yoga as a global movement / Lola Williamson -- 8. Osho, from sex guru to guru of the rich : the spiritual logic of late capitalism / Hugh B. Urban -- 9. Riding the dawn horse : Adi Da and the eros of nonduality / Jeffrey J. Kripal.
Summary "Gurus in America provides an excellent introduction to the guru phenomenon in the United States, with in-depth analyses of nine important Hindu gurus - Adi Da, Ammachi, Mayi Chidvilasananda, Gurani Anjali, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Osho, Ramana Maharshi, Sai Baba, and Swami Bhaktivedanta. All of these gurus have attracted significant followings in the U.S. and nearly all have lived here for considerable periods of time. The book's contributors discuss the characteristics of each guru's teachings, the history of each movement, and the particular construction of Hinduism each guru offers. Contributors also address the religious and cultural interaction, translation, and transplantation that occurs when gurus offer their teachings in America. This is a guide that will elucidate an important element in America's diverse and ever-changing spiritual landscape."--Jacket.
ISBN 1423748689 (electronic bk.)
9781423748687 (electronic bk.)
0791465748 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791465745 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
079146573X (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780791465738 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780791465738
OCLC # 63161488
Additional Format Print version: Gurus in America. Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2005 0791465748 079146573X (DLC) 2004029290 (OCoLC)57208990.

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