You won't find much of the information in this book very easy to find anywhere else. How many Zen Buddhists have ever heard of the San-lun school or know the early history of Buddhism coming to China Were the treatises of the Beheaded Buddhist monk Seng-jao the basis of the Goi koans and "The Song of the Jeweled Mirror Samadhi This is the place to delve into such questions.
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First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and very faint soiling to the wrapper covers; the binding shows slight lean but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. No longer pristine but remains close to 'As New'. University Press Paperback. In "Buddhism in America" Richard Seager gives a history of the events people and places that lead to the development of the Buddhism we now see as a separate functioning religion in the United States.
In his first chapter Seager gives a short overview of Buddhism as it is practiced today in America and introduces the reader to the different types of practitioners; he says these types are "convert Buddhists" "immigrant Buddhists" and those "who have practiced Buddhism in this country for four or five generations" Seager He then uses these categories to discuss differences in practice and ideology for the remainder of the book.
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In the following chapters he tells the history of Buddhism in America starting with events that shaped it's beginning and development moving into discussions of important groups and people and finally talks about social issues that are specific to the religion in America. He uses extensive research and quotations directly from American Buddhist text as the background for his writing.
Seager does a great job of providing a thorough and detailed history while managing to stay accessible to readers who may be new to the topic. His goal is to show and explain how Buddhism has been Americanized since its arrival and how it is now its own entity different from the Buddhist sects around the world. He has example after example to support his statements; when talking about the "flower power" 60s he quotes several different people and gives specific details about times and places such as "Storlie recalls finding himself at Sokoji for the first time in after an LSD trip on Mount Tamalpais".
There is no room for generalizations in his work and this book represents a wealth of knowledge that could probably not be equaled in five other books on the subject. VG unmarked softcover.
Spine uncreased. The last section examines the theme of Americanization looking at recent developments in gender equity progressive social change and intra-Buddhist and interreligious dialogue. Condition very good with age related signs of use to end papers and light use to cover in places. Size23 x 15 cm.
With illustrations. Near-Fine w shallow crease on rear wrap last page. First Edition Later Printing.
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