Exploring Soto Zen in Peru = Investigando Soto Zen em Peru

Soto Zen has grown in importance in Peru since 2005, a phenomenon that has not yet been well studied. To analyze such a process, this research uses the “processive modes” theory as developed by M. Baumann and the Rational Choice Theory as applied to religion by R. Stark and R. Finke. It draws upon q...

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Published in:Rever
Subtitles:Investigando Soto Zen em Peru
Main Author: McKenzie, Germán
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2016]
In:Rever
Year: 2016, Volume: 16, Issue: 3, Pages: 174-196
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Peru / Sōtōshū / History 2005-2016
Further subjects:B religião transnacional
B Zen Buddhism
B trans-national religion
B Budismo Zen
B transplantação
B Transplantation
B Peru
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Summary:Soto Zen has grown in importance in Peru since 2005, a phenomenon that has not yet been well studied. To analyze such a process, this research uses the “processive modes” theory as developed by M. Baumann and the Rational Choice Theory as applied to religion by R. Stark and R. Finke. It draws upon qualitative data collected through semi-structured interviews and written questionnaires conducted in two stages, the first one between 2007 and 2009, and the second one in 2013, as well as through participant observation. This study concludes that after deploying important organizational, institutional, communicational and financial resources, today’s Soto Zen presence in Peru can be characterized by the drive to adapt its tradition to Peruvians on the one hand, and maintaining a connection to its roots on the other. As a consequence of these two realities, the Soto Zen community is facing tensions between ordained leadership and lay members. These may jeopardize the strategic position the community has within the Peruvian religious marketplace.
Embora a importância de Soto Zen em Peru tenha crescido, desde 2005, o fenômeno ainda não foi suficientemente estudado. Para avançar com a anlise, este artigo apropria-se da teoria de “modos progressivos” desenvolvido por M. Baumann e da teoria de.Stark e R.Finke. O texto refere-se a dados qualitativos levantados por entrevistas semiestruturados, por questionários preenchidos entre 2007 e 2009 e em 2013, respectivamente, e por observações participantes. O estudo demonstra que devido a enraizamento de importantes recursos no sentido organizacional e institucional bem como em termos de comunicação e do financiamento, a atual presença do Soto Zen em Peru pode ser melhor caracterizada como esforços de adaptar sua tradição aos peruanos, por um lado, e, por outro lado, de manter-se fiel as suas raízes. Consequentemente, a comunidade Soto Zen está enfrentando tensões entre a liderança ordenada e os praticantes leigos. Tratase de algo que pode pôr em risco a posição estratégica da comunidade no âmbito do mercado religioso peruano.
ISSN:1677-1222
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