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Meditation in Ruin

Glenn Wallis

Glenn Wallis is an independent scholar and Director of Incite Seminars in Philadelphia, USA. He has taught at several universities, including Brown University, USA, and the University of Georgia, USA. His books include Cruel Theory/Sublime Practice: Toward a Revaluation of Buddhism (2012) and Mediating the Power of Buddhas (2001). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Critique of Western Buddhism : Ruins of the Buddhist Real

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Simmel, “Die Ruine.”The ruin of the structure signifies that in the vanished and destroyed aspects of the work of art other energies and forms—those belonging to nature—grow again, so that out of the art that still lives in it, and out...

Introduction: Raise the Curtain on the Theater of Western Buddhism!

Glenn Wallis

Glenn Wallis is an independent scholar and Director of Incite Seminars in Philadelphia, USA. He has taught at several universities, including Brown University, USA, and the University of Georgia, USA. His books include Cruel Theory/Sublime Practice: Toward a Revaluation of Buddhism (2012) and Mediating the Power of Buddhas (2001). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Critique of Western Buddhism : Ruins of the Buddhist Real

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

eBook

...What are we to make of Western Buddhism? It presents itself as the treasure house of ideas and practices that were formulated by an enlightened teacher who lived in India 2,500 years ago. Followers of Western Buddhism tell us...

Mapping Buddhism beyond East and West

John S. Harding

John S. Harding is Associate Professor in East Asian Religions at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buddhism in the Global Eye : Beyond East and West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This study explores the relevance and use of terms “East” and “West” from early Buddhist movements in Asia to recent modernist representations. In this chapter, I use the analogy of mapping to trace the dynamic relationship of how...

Buddhist Studies in Modern Japan

Buddhism in the Global Eye : Beyond East and West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In his autobiographical Record of Reminiscences (Kaikyūroku), Nanjō Bunyū (南条文雄 1849–1927), a scholar-priest of the Higashi Honganji sect of Japanese Buddhism, recalls a particular moment of his period of study at Oxford. In the last days...

Religion and the Imagineers’ Pallet

Crispin Paine

Crispin Paine is an editor of Material Religion: the Journal of Objects, Art and Religion, co-editor of Religion in Museums: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2017) and author of Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives and Public Duties (Bloomsbury, 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gods and Rollercoasters : Religion in Theme Parks Worldwide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The designers of theme parks (‘imagineers’ Disney called them) have a vast range of techniques at their disposal. Some of these are quite new, but many date back centuries, sometimes millennia. This chapter describes the long history...

Buddhas and Gods

A.W. Barber

A.W. Barber is Director of Asian Studies at the University of Calgary, AB, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The transmundane and supermundane beings found in Buddhist traditions are a study in complexity and breadth. Buddhist texts clearly distinguish between the transmundane (e.g., buddhas, arhats) and the supermundane (e.g., gods/devas, nāgas)....

Non-Buddhism

Glenn Wallis

Glenn Wallis is an independent scholar and Director of Incite Seminars in Philadelphia, USA. He has taught at several universities, including Brown University, USA, and the University of Georgia, USA. His books include Cruel Theory/Sublime Practice: Toward a Revaluation of Buddhism (2012) and Mediating the Power of Buddhas (2001). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Critique of Western Buddhism : Ruins of the Buddhist Real

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Preface Buddhism is a magnificent creation. It is truly (to say it in a Buddhist idiom) a brilliant mandala wrought of the most precious jewels, exuding a healing fragrance, distilling a pain-dispelling nectar. Buddhism is a juggernaut...

Immanent Practice

Glenn Wallis

Glenn Wallis is an independent scholar and Director of Incite Seminars in Philadelphia, USA. He has taught at several universities, including Brown University, USA, and the University of Georgia, USA. His books include Cruel Theory/Sublime Practice: Toward a Revaluation of Buddhism (2012) and Mediating the Power of Buddhas (2001). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Critique of Western Buddhism : Ruins of the Buddhist Real

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The great feast of knowledge Picture the scene: A colossal hall packed full of massive wooden rectangular tables, around which are sitting, standing, pacing, gesticulating the motliest throng of human beings you can imagine. Wealthy...

Authenticity, Heritage and Religion

Crispin Paine

Crispin Paine is an editor of Material Religion: the Journal of Objects, Art and Religion, co-editor of Religion in Museums: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2017) and author of Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives and Public Duties (Bloomsbury, 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gods and Rollercoasters : Religion in Theme Parks Worldwide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Authenticity is a key issue in heritage and in religion; it comes to the fore in theme parks. Authenticity and heritage One of the principal ways cultural parks and open-air museums like to distinguish themselves from mere amusement...

Socially Engaged Buddhism

Jim Deitrick

Jim Deitrick is Associate Professor at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Socially engaged Buddhism (or, simply, engaged Buddhism) came to prominence in the final decades of the twentieth century and has since come to be widely regarded as among the most significant movements in modern Buddhism...