Westward Dharma: Buddhism beyond Asia

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Tables xi
  • Introduction - Paying Homage to the Buddha in the West 1
  • Notes *
  • I - A Description of the Landscape *
  • 1 - Night-Stand Buddhists and Other Creatures 17
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  • 2 - The Spectrum of Buddhist Practice in the West 34
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  • 3 - Protective Amulets and Awareness Techniques, or How to Make Sense of Buddhism in the West 51
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  • 4 - The Emergence of Western Buddhism as a New Sub Discipline Within Buddhist Studies 66
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  • II - The Histories of Buddhism in Western Countries *
  • 5 - Past, Present, Prospects 85
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  • 6 - American Buddhism in the Making 106
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  • 7 - Buddhism in Canada 120
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  • 8 - The Development of Buddhism in Australia and New Zealand 139
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  • 9 - Buddhism in South Africa 152
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  • 10 - Buddhism in Brazil and Its Impact on the Larger Brazilian Society 163
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  • 11 - Outlines of the Buddhist Settlement in Israel 177
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  • III - Adaptations and Innovations *
  • 12 - Japanese-American Buddhist Identity and the Internment Experience of World War II 191
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  • 13 - Diasporic Buddhism in Florida 201
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  • 14 - Repackaging Zen for the West 218
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  • 15 - Scandals in Emerging Western Buddhism 230
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  • IV - Being a Buddhist in Western Societies *
  • 16 - The Challenge of Community 245
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  • 17 - Changes and Challenges 255
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  • 18 - Western Buddhists as Full-Time Practitioners 275
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  • 19 - Ethics in the Insight Meditation Movement 285
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  • V - Buddhism Facing New Challenges *
  • 20 - Women's Dharma in the West 309
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  • 21 - Agnosticism, Interdependence, Globalization 324
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  • 22 - The Encounter of Buddhism and Psychology 348
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  • 23 - Buddhism, Art, and Modernity 365
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  • Selected Bibliography 383
  • Contributors 401
  • Index 407
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