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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|Description:||viii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction : encounters at a multidenominational temple in the South --
Bringing a regional perspective to American Buddhism --
The gift of light : Buddhist circuit riders and new religious developments in Richmond, Virginia --
The Buddhist confederacy : differentiation and identity in Buddhist spaces --
There's no such thing as "not my Buddhism" : hybridity, boundary-crossing, and the practice of pluralistic Buddhism --
Buddhism with a Southern accent : American Buddhists in a Southern culture --
The reality of our collective karma : slave trade meditation vigil as Southern Buddhist ritual --
Conclusion : Buddhas on the backstretch.
Deftly combines theoretical discussion, well-grounded history, and ethnographic observation and analysis in a readable whole with broad appeal and utility across scholarly disciplines.--"Journal of