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Ann Gleig

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300215809

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300215809.001.0001

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Buddhism Unbundled

Buddhism Unbundled

From Buddhist Geeks to Meditate.io

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(p.176) Six Buddhism Unbundled
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American Dharma
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Ann Gleig

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300215809.003.0007

The Buddhist Geeks project is an online Buddhist media platform launched in 2007 by two self-identified millennials who wanted to combine their passion for Buddhism with their “geeky skills.” It quickly gained a wide audience for its pioneering explorations into the convergence of Buddhism, technology, and global culture. Through an analysis of the Buddhist Geeks project and a consideration of its replacement, Meditate.io., this chapter explores the impact of technology and digital culture on American convert Buddhism. It draws on discourse analysis, formal interviews with some of the main players of the Buddhist Geeks project, informal interaction with multiple Buddhist Geeks participants, and participant observation at three annual Buddhist Geeks conferences from 2012 to 2015.

Keywords:   Buddhist Geeks project, online media platform, American convert Buddhism, North American Buddhists, digital culture, Meditate.io

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