Dixie dharma: inside a Buddhist temple in the American South

Buddhism in the United States is often viewed in connection with practitioners in the Northeast and on the West Coast, but in fact, it has been spreading and evolving throughout the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. In Dixie Dharma, Jeff Wilson argues that region is crucial to understa...

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Main Author: Wilson, Jeff Townsend
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press 2012
In:Year: 2012
Further subjects:B Buddhism (Southern States)
B Southern States Religious life and customs
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Wilson, Jeff: Dixie Dharma : Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South. - Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2012. - 9780807835456
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Summary:Buddhism in the United States is often viewed in connection with practitioners in the Northeast and on the West Coast, but in fact, it has been spreading and evolving throughout the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. In Dixie Dharma, Jeff Wilson argues that region is crucial to understanding American Buddhism. Through the lens of a multidenominational Buddhist temple in Richmond, Virginia, Wilson explores how Buddhists are adapting to life in the conservative evangelical Christian culture of the South, and how traditional Southerners are adjusting to these newer members on the rel
6 The Reality of Our Collective Karma: Slave Trade Meditation Vigil as Southern Buddhist RitualConclusion: Buddhas on the Backstretch; Appendix: Statistical Data and Questionnaire; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Encounters at a Multidenominational Temple in the South; 1 Bringing a Regional Perspective to American Buddhism; 2 The Gift of Light: Buddhist Circuit Riders and New Religious Developments in Richmond, Virginia; 3 The Buddhist Confederacy: Differentiation and Identity in Buddhist Spaces; 4 There's No Such Thing as "Not My Buddhism": Hybridity, Boundary-Crossing, and the Practice of Pluralistic Buddhism; 5 Buddhism with a Southern Accent: American Buddhists in a Southern Culture
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0807835455