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Dixie dharma : inside a Buddhist temple in the American South

Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Dixie dharma, Jeff Wilson argues that region is crucial to understanding American Buddhism. Through the lens of a multidenominational Buddhist temple (Ekoji Buddhist Sangha) 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Wilson
OCLC Number: 1148831492
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 281 pages : illustrations)
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.
Responsibility: Jeff Wilson.

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