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Land of beautiful vision : making a Buddhist sacred place in New Zealand

Author: Sally McAra
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2007.
Series: Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Land of Beautiful Vision is the first book-length ethnography to address the role of material culture in contemporary adaptations of Buddhism and the first to focus on convert Buddhists in New Zealand. Sally McAra takes as her subject a fascinating instance of an ongoing creative process whereby a global religion is made locally meaningful through the construction of a Buddhist sacred place. She uses an in-depth  Read more...
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McAra, Sally, 1967-
Land of beautiful vision.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006031475
(OCoLC)71810012
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally McAra
ISBN: 9781435665972 143566597X 9780824863289 0824863283
OCLC Number: 256492568
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 208 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Series Editor’s Preface --
Acknowledgments --
A Note on Spelling and Transliteration --
Introduction --
1 .A New Tradition --
2. Unplugging from the Grid --
3. A Spiritual Home --
4. Unsettling Place --
5. The Stūpa Is Dhardo --
6. Interanimation --
7. ‘‘Re-visioning’’ Place --
Appendix 1. FWBO Figures --
Appendix 2. The Five Precepts --
Notes --
Glossary --
Sources Cited --
Index
Series Title: Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Responsibility: Sally McAra.
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Addresses the role of material culture in contemporary adaptations of Buddhism and focuses on convert Buddhists in New Zealand. This book uses a case study of a small religious structure, a stupa, in  Read more...

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