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The book of enlightened masters : western teachers in eastern traditions

Author: Andrew Rawlinson
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys "the rise of Western (mostly American) teachers who fill the role of guru or master ... [and] explains who the masters are, who influenced them, what they teach, what their personalities and personal lives are like, and the strange adventures that many of them have experienced."--Back cover.
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Rawlinson, Andrew, 1943-
Book of enlightened masters.
Chicago : Open Court, ©1997
(OCoLC)767545561
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Rawlinson
ISBN: 0812693108 9780812693102
OCLC Number: 36900790
Description: xix, 650 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: How to understand spiritual teachers. The phenomenon : what Westerners are doing in all the Eastern traditions and independently. Western Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism --
Zen Buddhism --
Tibetan Buddhism --
Other forms of Buddhism --
The distinctiveness of Western Buddhism --
Western Hinduism --
Western Sufism --
Independent teachers. Those who know the secret --
Travellers on the inner path --
Embodiments of truth --
Bestowers of enlightenment --
The new spiritual psychology --
The story: how westerners have become spiritual teachers --
Sowing the seed: 1875-1916 --
First growth: 1917-1945 --
Propagation: 1946-1962 --
Full bloom: 1963 onwards --
Timeline: a chronology of spiritual teaching in the West The issues : the meaning and significance of Western teachers --
A model of experiential comparative religion --
the dimensions of a tradition. Unstructured traditions --
Structured traditions with unstructured levels; hot traditions with cool levels --
Traditions and sub-traditions: the weighting of dimensions. Cool structured traditions --
How a tradition changes --
Hot structured traditions --
The function of Western teachers --
Evaluating teachers --
A directory of spiritual teachers. Abhayananda/Marie Louise --
Abhishiktananda --
Agueli --
Ahkon Norbu Lhamo --
Aitken --
Ananda Maitreya --
Anderson --
Arya sangha --
Aurobindo --
Baker --
Barnett --
Bays --
Beck --
Bedi --
Bennett --
Bhaktipada --
Blavatsky --
Brunton --
Burke --
Carus Chetanananda --
Chicoine --
Chogyam --
Chris and Emma --
Clarke --
Clifton --
Cohen --
Cox --
Da --
Davis --
Daya Mata --
Devamata and Daya --
Devyashrams --
Dharmapata --
Dharmapali --
Dorsey --
Duce --
Dürckheim --
Ecumenical sangha --
Enomiya-Lassalle and Christian Zen --
Erhard --
Feild --
Gilbert --
Glassman --
Gold --
Govinda --
Guénon --
Gurdjieff --
The Gurdjieff legacy (Ouspensky, P.D.; Ouspensky, Madame; Nicoll, Collin; de Ropp; Orage; Heap; de Salzmann) --
Hansadutta --
Harada-Yasutani-Yamada lineage --
Harding --
Hare Krishna gurus --
Hixon --
Ichazo --
Jae Jah Noh --
Jampa Thaye --
Jayatirtha --
John-Roger --
Kamala --
Kapilavaddho --
Kapleau --
Karuna Dharma --
Kennett --
Khan, Hazrat Inayat --
Khema --
Klein --
Klevnick Krishna Prem --
Kriyananda/Higgins --
Kriyananda/Walters --
Kwong --
Langlois --
Levy --
Lewis --
Long --
Loori --
Lozowick --
MacDonough --
MacKie --
Maclaren --
Macy --
Maezumi --
Mahendranath --
Marasha --
Martin --
Meher Baba --
Merzel --
Miao Kwang Sudharma --
Mother --
Nanavira --
Nome --
Norelli-Bachelet --
Nowick --
Nyanatiloka --
Nydahl --
Olcott --
Orr --
Osel Tendzin --
Packer --
Pema Chodron --
Prabhasa Dharma --
Prabhupada --
Radha --
Rajarsi Janakananda --
Ramana Maharishi --
Ram Dass --
Rhodes --
Rudi --
Salanave --
Sangharakshita --
Santanya --
Sasaki --
Satchakrananda --
Sat Prem --
Schloegl --
Schuon --
Shah --
Shankar Das --
Shunyata --
Siddhaswarupananda --
Soyen Shaku --
Stephen --
Stuart --
Subramuniyaswami Sufi movement and the Sufi order --
Sumedho --
Teundroup --
Trungpa --
Tulkus --
Tundra Wind --
Turiyasangitananda --
Tweedie --
Twitchell --
Vipassana sangha --
Vivekananda --
Yarr --
Yogananda --
Yogeshwar Muni --
Ywahoo --
Appendix 1. Mini-biographies. Abhayananda/Haines --
Aivanhov --
Atulananda --
Avalon --
Bigelow --
Burckhardt --
Dahlke --
David-Néel --
Dougan --
Evans-Wentz --
Goddard --
Grimm --
Hubbard --
Humphreys --
Hunt --
Kirby --
Krishnamurti --
Lincoln --
Lobsang Rampa --
Lokanatha --
Nivedita --
Oom the Omnipotent --
Prophet --
Rama --
Ramacharaka --
Raynaud de la Ferrière --
Sivananda-Rita --
Tennisons --
Uppalavanna --
Watts --
Appendix 2. Things I'd like to know.
Responsibility: Andrew Rawlinson.

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