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American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Ann Gleig


The past couple of decades have witnessed Buddhist communities both continuing the modernization of Buddhism and questioning some of its limitations. This fascinating portrait of a rapidly changing religious landscape illuminates the aspirations and struggles of younger North American Buddhists during a period that the book identifies as a distinct stage in the assimilation of Buddhism to the West. The author observes both the emergence of new innovative forms of deinstitutionalized Buddhism that blur the boundaries between the religious and secular, and a revalorization of traditional element ... More

Keywords: Buddhist communities, Buddhism, North American Buddhists, deinstitutionalized Buddhism, traditional Buddhism, American Zen, Vipassana

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780300215809
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300215809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Gleig, author
University of Central Florida