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The effort to establish Jodo Shinshu, “True Pure Land” Buddhism, in Canada began not so much as an expression of religious zeal but rather out of a need on the part of Japanese immigrants to preserve Japanese culture and transmit that culture to their children and their children’s children. As the trials and tribulations of daily life increased, however, the Buddhist church¹ became more than a bastion for the  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780773536661 9780773591080
Publication:HARDING, JOHN S.; Wild Geese : Buddhism in Canada; 62; Montreal & Kingston; London; Ithaca : MQUP, 2010
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 8183348905
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The effort to establish Jodo Shinshu, “True Pure Land” Buddhism, in Canada began not so much as an expression of religious zeal but rather out of a need on the part of Japanese immigrants to preserve Japanese culture and transmit that culture to their children and their children’s children. As the trials and tribulations of daily life increased, however, the Buddhist church¹ became more than a bastion for the Japanese language and Japanese traditions: it evolved into a sanctuary of comfort and reassurance. As the government moved repeatedly to restrict the rights and freedoms of Japanese Canadians, policies culminating in

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