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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.
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
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Buddhism in the United States is often viewed in connection with practitioners in the Northeast and on the West Coast, but in fact, it has been spreading and evolving throughout the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. In Dixie Dharma, Jeff Wilson argues that region is crucial to understanding American Buddhism. Through the lens of a multidenominational Buddhist temple in Richmond, Virginia, Wilson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wilson, Jeff.
Dixie Dharma : Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Wilson
ISBN: 9780807869970 080786997X 9781469601816 1469601818
OCLC Number: 785811659
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Encounters at a Multidenominational Temple in the South; 1 Bringing a Regional Perspective to American Buddhism; 2 The Gift of Light: Buddhist Circuit Riders and New Religious Developments in Richmond, Virginia; 3 The Buddhist Confederacy: Differentiation and Identity in Buddhist Spaces; 4 There's No Such Thing as "Not My Buddhism": Hybridity, Boundary-Crossing, and the Practice of Pluralistic Buddhism; 5 Buddhism with a Southern Accent: American Buddhists in a Southern Culture. 6 The Reality of Our Collective Karma: Slave Trade Meditation Vigil as Southern Buddhist RitualConclusion: Buddhas on the Backstretch; Appendix: Statistical Data and Questionnaire; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Jeff Wilson.
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