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Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada

Harding, John S.; Hori, Victor Sogen; Soucy, Alexander

Editore: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 0773543376 / ISBN 13: 9780773543379
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Titolo: Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local ...

Casa editrice: McGill-Queen's University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2014

Legatura: Hardcover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Analyzing the dramatic growth of Buddhism in Canada in global and historical contexts. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0773543376

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Riassunto: When Sasaki Sokei - an founded his First Zen Institute of North America in 1930 he suggested that bringing Zen Buddhism to America was like "holding a lotus against a rock and waiting for it to set down roots." Today, Buddhism is part of the cultural and religious mainstream. Flowers on the Rock examines the dramatic growth of Buddhism in Canada and questions some of the underlying assumptions about how this tradition has changed in the West. Using historical, ethnographic, and biographical approaches, contributors illuminate local expressions of Buddhism found throughout Canada and relate the growth of Buddhism in Canada to global networks. A global perspective allows the volume to overcome the stereotype that Asia and the West are in opposition to each other and recognizes the continuities between Buddhist movements in Asia and the West that are shaped by the same influences of modernity and globalization. Flowers on the Rock studies the fascinating and ingenious changes, inflections, and adaptations that Buddhists make when they set down roots in a local culture. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism, religious life in Canada, and the broader issues of multiculturalism and immigration.

L'autore: John S. Harding is associate professor of East Asian religions at the University of Lethbridge. Victor Sogen Hori, a former Buddhist monk, is associate professor of Japanese religion at McGill University. Alexander Soucy is associate professor of religious studies at Saint Mary's University.

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