Old Wisdom in the New World

Old Wisdom in the New World

Americanization in Two Immigrant Theravada Buddhist Temples

Book - 1996
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An interesting examination of two Theravada Buddhist temples in Chicago and Los Angeles highlighting the relationship between historical and traditional practices, and the values of American converts and second generation Asian-American Buddhists. Numrich (religion research associate, U. of Illinois) considers the adaptations and maladaptations of Westerners into temple life, monastic staffs, parallel congregations, and issues of "lay" ordination, and attempts to integrate West and East as the interest in Buddhism in America increases. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780870499050
Characteristics: xxiv, 181 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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