The Social Organization Of Zen Practice

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The Social Organization Of Zen Practice

Author : David Preston
ISBN : 052135000X
Genre : Philosophy
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This book, first published in 1998, provides both a first-hand account and a theoretical analysis of the way an American Zen community works.
Category: Philosophy

The Social Self In Zen And American Pragmatism

Author : Steve Odin
ISBN : 0791424928
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the first book on East-West comparative thought to critically analyze the Zen Buddhist model of self in modern Japanese philosophy from the standpoint of American pragmatism.
Category: Philosophy

Becoming Buddhist

Author : Glenys Eddy
ISBN : 9781441144645
Genre : Religion
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What does it mean to be a Western Buddhist? For the predominantly Anglo-Australian affiliates of two Western Buddhist centres in Australia, the author proposes an answer to this question, and finds support for it from interviews and her own participant-observation experience.Practitioners' prior experiences of experimentation with spiritual groups and practices-and their experiences of participation, practice and self-transformation-are examined with respect to their roles in practitioners' appropriation of the Buddhist worldview, and their subsequent commitment to the path to enlightenment.Religious commitment is experienced as a decision-point, itself the effect of the individual's experimental immersion in the Centre's activities.During this time the claims of the Buddhist worldview are tested against personal experience and convictions. Using rich ethnographic data and Lofland and Skonovd's experimental conversion motif as a model for theorizing the stages of involvement leading to commitment, the author demonstrates that this study has a wider application to our understanding of the role of alternative religions in western contexts.
Category: Religion

Buddhism In America

Author : Richard Hughes Seager
ISBN : 9780231504379
Genre : Religion
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Over the past half century in America, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups that shape the tradition—an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists—and their distinct, yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporary developments in American Buddhism, particularly the aging of the baby boom population and its effect on American Buddhism's modern character. New material includes revised information on the full range of communities profiled in the first edition; an added study of a second generation of young, Euro-American leaders and teachers; an accessible look at the increasing importance of meditation and neurobiological research; and a provocative consideration of the mindfulness movement in American culture. The volume maintains its detailed account of South and East Asian influences on American Buddhist practices, as well as instances of interreligious dialogue, socially activist Buddhism, and complex gender roles within the community. Introductory chapters describe Buddhism's arrival in America with the nineteenth-century transcendentalists and rapid spread with the Beat poets of the 1950s. The volume now concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the twenty-first century.
Category: Religion


Author : Rolland Munro
ISBN : IND:30000056870904
Genre : Business & Economics
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Offers a framework for discussion of the important topics of accountability.
Category: Business & Economics

Zen Buddhism

Author : James Louis Gardner
ISBN : UOM:39015028485772
Genre : Zen Buddhism
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If you want to explore the literature of Zen, here is the place to start. This massive collection of titles of publications on Zen includes materials for the beginner on what Zen is, how to do Zen meditation, where to find a teacher in Japan or America, & how Zen practice relates to its philosophy. Also listed are publications on Zen & the fine arts, tea ceremony, the martial arts, & philosophy (including the Kyoto School of Japanese philosophy), Dogen, Zen psychology & the psychology of Zen. There are sections on humor, feminism, mysticism, ecology, & Zen influences on Western literature & culture. One large section covers the dialogue between Zen & Christianity. Zen in Japan, in China (Ch'an), Korea (Son), Vietnam & Tibet are covered as well as Zen in the West: its influence on Western culture, & the history of its "transmission." Like materials have been grouped together to permit browsing. This work of 412 pages with 2,831 numbered citations & two extensive indexes is meant to serve the serious student & the beginner.
Category: Zen Buddhism

Dixie Dharma

Author : Jeff Wilson
ISBN : 9780807869970
Genre : Religion
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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 religious landscape. Introducing a host of overlooked characters, including Buddhist circuit riders, modernist Pure Land priests, and pluralistic Buddhists, Wilson shows how regional specificity manifests itself through such practices as meditation vigils to heal the wounds of the slave trade. He argues that southern Buddhists at once use bodily practices, iconography, and meditation tools to enact distinct sectarian identities even as they enjoy a creative hybridity.
Category: Religion

Social Accountability In Communication

Author : Richard Buttny
ISBN : UOM:39015032438700
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Much of our talk revolves around accounting for our own and other people's actions. We praise one person and blame another, justify our own actions, speculate on motives, tell and retell problematic events. This volume draws upon speech communication, sociology and social psychology to offer an original approach to such accounts. Richard Buttny examines social accountability within communication contexts that range from a therapy session to welfare and broadcast news interviews, from everyday conversation to discussions in a Zen monastery. Throughout his wide-ranging analysis of accounts talk, he integrates conversation analytic methods with social constructionism.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Text In Context

Author : Graham Watson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041412813
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How far is extra-textual material necessary to ethnomethodology, conversation analysis and contemporary language-oriented social constructivism? That question emerged as the theme of the first international conference of the Discourse Analysis Research Group. It provoked varied and sometimes incompatible responses from those present, including some of the most illustrious scholars currently engaged in the study of naturally occurring talk. This collection of responses highlights disagreements and stimulates debate.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Eight Gates Of Zen

Author : John Daido Loori
ISBN : UVA:X002452522
Genre : Religion
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Buddhism And The Emerging World Civilization

Author : R. Puligandla
ISBN : UVA:X002685262
Genre : Religion
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The essays in this volume are organized around Jacobson's activities, publications, and interests. Authored by an impressive selection of scholars, the essays are grouped into four sections - "Historical Context," "Central Issues," "Practical Implications," and "The Japan Emphasis." Hajime Nakamura, Charles Hartshorne, Kenneth K.
Category: Religion

Guru Devotion And The American Buddhist Experience

Author : Daniel Capper
ISBN : IND:30000085830671
Genre : Religion
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This work asks and preliminarily answers the question: Why do Americans practice Tibetan Buddhism? The ethnographic data presented involves life histories from seven serious practitioners, as well as background information concerning life in an American Buddhist monastery.
Category: Religion

Japan Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015032012091
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Sociological Abstracts

Author : Leo P. Chall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111273228
Genre : Sociology
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Category: Sociology

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015033709513
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Japan Studies Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112739334
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Journal For The Scientific Study Of Religion

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ISBN : UCAL:B3702974
Genre : Religion
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Official journal of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. JSSR was founded in 1949 by students of religion and of social science in order to stimulate and communicate significant scientific research on religious institutions and experience.
Category: Religion