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Westward Dharma : Buddhism Beyond Asia - 02 edition

by Charles S. Prebish and Martin Baumann

Westward Dharma : Buddhism Beyond Asia (ISBN10: 0520234901; ISBN13: 9780520234901)
ISBN13: 978-0520234901
ISBN10: 0520234901

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520226258
ISBN10: 0520226259

Summary: The first authoritative volume on the totality of Buddhism in the West, Westward Dharma establishes a comparative and theoretical perspective for considering the amazing variety of Buddhist traditions, schools, centers, and teachers that have developed outside of Asia. Leading scholars from North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia explore the plurality and heterogeneity of traditions and practices that are characteristic of Buddhism in the West.

T ...show morehis recent, dramatic growth in Western Buddhism is accompanied by an expansion of topics and issues of Buddhist concern. The contributors to this volume treat such topics as the broadening spirit of egalitarianism; the increasing emphasis on the psychological, as opposed to the purely religious, nature of practice; scandals within Buddhist movements; the erosion of the distinction between professional and lay Buddhists; Buddhist settlement in Israel; the history of Buddhism in internment camps; repackaging Zen for the West; and women's dharma in the West. The interconnections of historical and theoretical approaches in the volume make it a rich, multi-layered resource. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 12/04/2002
International: No

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