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The star spangled Buddhist : Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism and the quest for enlightenment in America

Author: Jeff Ourvan
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Explore the full landscape of American Buddhism. Ourvan, a practicing lay Buddhist, reveals the history, practice, and specific community of believers of the three most popular Buddhist groups in America today.

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Ourvan
ISBN: 9781620876398 1620876396
OCLC Number: 816030451
Description: xxvii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Nirvana unplugged : Buddhism in America today --
Part one. The first jewel : the Buddha. Under the Bodhi Tree : the drama of Shakyamuni Buddha --
Zen and the art of American-style maintenance --
Tibetan Buddhism : a crazy little thing called wisdom --
The lotus position : Nichiren, Daisaku Ikeda, and the Soka Gakkai --
Part two. The second jewel : the Dharma. Flower power : the special transmission of Zen --
Tantric sects : merit, meditation, and mentoring in Tibetan Buddhism --
Repeat after me : nam ... myoho ... renge ... kyo --
Part three. The third jewel : the Sangha. Relatively speaking : logic, ethics, and Zen --
Tibetan checks and balances : lean in the direction of the Dharma --
Like fish in water : the Soka Gakkai and the mentor-disciple spirit --
Conclusion: In the next present moment : the future of Buddhism in America.
Responsibility: Jeff Ourvan.


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