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The New Buddhism

Author : James William Coleman
ISBN : 0195152417
Genre : Philosophy
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In our multicultural society, faiths formerly seen as exotic have become attractive alternatives for people seeking more satisfying spiritual lives. This is especially true of Buddhism, which is the focus of constant media attention--thanks at least in part to celebrity converts and the popularity of the Dalai Lama. Following this recent trend in the West, author James Coleman argues that a new and radically different form of this ancient faith is emerging. Exploring the appeal of this exotic faith in postmodern society and questioning its future in a global consumer culture, The New Buddhism provides a thorough and fascinating guide to Western Buddhism today.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Piyasīlo
ISBN : UCAL:B4124178
Genre : Nichiren (Sect)
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Category: Nichiren (Sect)

The New Buddhism

Author : David Brazier
ISBN : 9780312295189
Genre : Philosophy
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The author of Feeling Buddha reinterprets Buddhism with an emphasis on the messages of social action and active engagement that are often overlooked by modern teachers and practitioners of the ancient philosophy. Reprint.
Category: Philosophy

The New Social Face Of Buddhism

Author : Ken Jones
ISBN : 9780861713653
Genre : Philosophy
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For Jones the establishment of a definitive relationship between individual and society is central to the development of both engaged Buddhism and sociology. Here he tells readers how to bridge their spiritual practice to social action.
Category: Philosophy

Turning The Wheel

Author : Sandy Boucher
ISBN : UVA:X002424316
Genre : Philosophy
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Boucher celebrates the many contributions of women to American Buddhism and provides an intimate look at the lives of women who are the teachers, scholars, nuns, and followers of a newly evolving Buddhist practice in this country. "A thought-provoking examination".--Victoria Scott, San Francisco Chronicle. Photos.
Category: Philosophy

American Buddhism

Author : Christopher Queen
ISBN : 9781136830334
Genre : Social Science
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This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. Until now, few investigators have turned their attention to the interpretive challenge posed by the presence of all the traditional lineages of Asian Buddhism in a consciously multicultural society. Nor have scholars considered the place of their own contributions as writers, teachers, and practising Buddhists in this unfolding saga. In thirteen chapters and a critical introduction to the field, the book treats issues such as Asian American Buddhist identity, the new Buddhism, Buddhism and American culture, and the scholar's place in American Buddhist Studies. The volume offers complete lists of dissertations and theses on American Buddhism and North American dissertations and theses on topics related to Buddhism since 1892.
Category: Social Science

Wide Awake

Author : Diana Winston
ISBN : 9781440625541
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Many of today's teenagers are tired of the pressure to compete and consume-and are looking for a different way to live their lives. This book offers an alternative: the 2,500-year old practice of Buddhism. Written in a style that will have immediate appeal to young "seekers" and those wanting to understand the ancient teachings, this book addresses such relevant topics as peer pressure, emotional difficulties, stress, fostering peace, and even protecting the environment. For everyone looking for self-help, self-esteem, and self-awareness, this book offers advice on: •Discovering truth in a world of hype •Finding peace amid the ups and downs of life •Accepting ourselves •Working with difficult emotions •How to meditate •Dealing with temptations and making the right decisions about sex and drugs •Advice on volunteering, working for peace, and protecting the environment
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction