Buddhist Experience in America [NOOK Book]

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"The Buddhist Experience in America explores how the world's fourth-largest religion came to America and flourished. This book provides an accessible introduction to the religion, as well as to how Buddhists follow their beliefs in the United States." Just as the teachings of Jesus gave birth to Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and hundreds of different Protestant sects, the teachings of the historical Buddha developed into many different traditions. The Buddhist Experience in America examines how these traditions are practiced. The book also includes a
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Buddhist Experience in America

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Overview

"The Buddhist Experience in America explores how the world's fourth-largest religion came to America and flourished. This book provides an accessible introduction to the religion, as well as to how Buddhists follow their beliefs in the United States." Just as the teachings of Jesus gave birth to Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and hundreds of different Protestant sects, the teachings of the historical Buddha developed into many different traditions. The Buddhist Experience in America examines how these traditions are practiced. The book also includes a discussion of the historical Buddha and an examination of how contemporary Buddhism has responded to current issues and concerns. Appendices include a glossary, a "who's who" of Buddhism, a timeline, and a list of resources for further information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313062896
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2004
  • Series: The American Religious Experience
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

DIANE MORGAN teaches religion and philosophy at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She is the author of over a dozen books, including the Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion (2001).

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Table of Contents

Series introduction
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Buddha and his teaching 19
Ch. 3 Theravada : the way of the elders 67
Ch. 4 Mahayana : the second turning of the wheel 91
Ch. 5 American zen 147
Ch. 6 Tibetan Buddhism : the diamond vehicle 211
Ch. 7 Contemporary American Buddhism : the third turning of the wheel 240
App Note on Buddhist names and titles 295
Who's who in Buddhism 297
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