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Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada by John S. Harding,Victor Sōgen Hori,Alexander Soucy PDF

By John S. Harding,Victor Sōgen Hori,Alexander Soucy

ISBN-10: 0773543376

ISBN-13: 9780773543379

ISBN-10: 0773543384

ISBN-13: 9780773543386

whilst Sasaki Sōkei-an based his First Zen Institute of North the US in 1930 he recommended that bringing Zen Buddhism to the US used to be like "holding a lotus opposed to a rock and looking ahead to it to set down roots." at the present time, Buddhism is a part of the cultural and spiritual mainstream.

Flowers at the Rock examines the dramatic development of Buddhism in Canada and questions a number of the underlying assumptions approximately how this custom has replaced within the West. utilizing old, ethnographic, and biographical techniques, members light up neighborhood expressions of Buddhism stumbled on all through Canada and relate the expansion of Buddhism in Canada to international networks. a world standpoint permits the amount to beat the stereotype that Asia and the West are against one another and acknowledges the continuities among Buddhist activities in Asia and the West which are formed via a similar impacts of modernity and globalization.

Flowers at the Rock stories the attention-grabbing and creative adjustments, inflections, and variations that Buddhists make once they set down roots in a neighborhood tradition. it really is crucial analyzing for a person attracted to Buddhism, non secular existence in Canada, and the wider problems with multiculturalism and immigration.

Contributors contain Michihiro Ama (University of Alaska), D. Mitra Barua (University of Saskatchewan), Paul Crowe (Simon Fraser University), Melissa Anne-Marie Curley (University of Iowa), Mavis Fenn (University of Waterloo), Kory Goldberg (Champlain College), Sarah F. Haynes (Western Illinois University), Jackie Larm (University of Edinburgh), Paul McIvor (independent), James Placzek (University of British Columbia), and Angela Sumegi (Carleton University).

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Download PDF by John S. Harding,Victor Sōgen Hori,Alexander Soucy: Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada

Whilst Sasaki Sōkei-an based his First Zen Institute of North the United States in 1930 he instructed that bringing Zen Buddhism to the United States was once like "holding a lotus opposed to a rock and watching for it to set down roots. " this day, Buddhism is a part of the cultural and spiritual mainstream. flora at the Rock examines the dramatic development of Buddhism in Canada and questions a number of the underlying assumptions approximately how this custom has replaced within the West.

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