Journal of Global Buddhism

Articles from Vol. 17, 2016

Avatamsaka ... Transnationalism in Modern Sinitic Buddhism
The first half of the twentieth century witnessed many changes in East Asian Buddhism. New epistemologies and technologies, along with changing social and political structures, formed much of the context for these changes. While the impetus for many...
Branding Buddha - Mediatized and Commodified Buddhism as Cultural Narrative
Buddha is cool and chic in the West, and as a popular brand has moved from temple to market. Buddhism has been transformed from an intellectual capital and practice path for the elite to an easily approachable mindset for the masses in which consumerism,...
Buddhist Responses to Globalization
Buddhist Responses to Globalization Edited by Leah Kalmanson and James Mark Shields. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. xv + 167 pages, ISBN 978-0-73918054-9 (hardcover), $80.00; ISBN 978-0-73918055-6 (eBook), $79.99. Reviewed by Ronald S. Green, Coastal...
Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners
Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners Edited by Todd Lewis. Chichester, West Sussex; Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2014, xv + 329 pages. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-470-65818-5 Reviewed by John Powers, Australian National...
External Mindfulness, Secure (Non)-Attachment, and Healing Relational Trauma: Emerging Models of Wellness for Modern Buddhists and Buddhist Modernism
A shaved-headed man covered in bright tattoos and dressed casually in a green t-shirt and black sweat pants sat comfortably, one leg over another, in a chair at the front of the room. As he smiled at the sixty or so retreatants before him, a similar...
Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture
Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture By Jeff Wilson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, 280 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-982782-7 (hardcover), $29.95; ISBN 978-0-19-982782-4 (eBook) Reviewed by Per Drougge,...
Tibet on Fire: Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation
Tibet on Fire: Buddhism, Protest, and the Rhetoric of Self-Immolation By John Whalen-Bridge. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, xxiii + 216 pages, ISBN 9781137373731 (hardback), $89.99; 9781137370358 (eBook), $69.99 Reviewed by Benjamin Wood, St. Francis...
Walking in the Valley of the Buddha: Buddhist Revival and Tourism Development in Bihar
On December 12th 2015 the Eleventh International Tipitaka chanting ceremony in Bodh Gaya reached its conclusion. Some 4,500 senior monks, nuns and lay persons from Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Lao P.D.R., Indonesia, Vietnam, Nepal, Malaysia...
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