Preface: Buddhism beyond Borders Scott A. Mitchell and Natalie E. F. Quli Acknowledgments Section I. Boundaries, Borders, and Categories 1. Theory and Method in the Study of Buddhism: Toward "Translocative" Analysis Thomas A. Tweed 2. Regionalism within North American Buddhism Jeff Wilson 3. Two Buddhisms, Three Buddhisms, and Racism Wakoh Shannon Hickey Section II. Crossing Borders: Transcultural and Translocative Flows 4. "First White Buddhist Priestess": A Case Study of Sunya Gladys Pratt at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple Michihiro Ama 5. Invoking the Dharma Protector: western Involvement in the Dorje Shugden Controversy Jeannine Chandler 6. Zen at a Distance: Isolation and the Development of Distant Membership Helen J. Baroni Section III. Free-Flowing Dharma Discourses 7. Dharma Images and Identity in American Buddhism Richard Hughes Seager 8. Telling Tales Out of School: The Fiction of Buddhism Kimberly Beek 9. Mind Full of God: "Jewish Mindfulness" as an Offspring of Western Buddhism in America Mira Niculescu Section IV. Modernity and Modernities 10. The United States of Jhana: Varieties of Modern Buddhism in America Erik Braun 11.Buddhism and Multiple Modernities David L. McMahan 12. Buddhist Modernism as Narrative: A Comparative Study of Jodo Shinshu and Zen Natalie E. F. Quli and Scott A. Mitchell Afterword: Buddhism beyond Borders Beyond the Rhetorics of Rupture Richard K. Payne Works Cited List of Contributors
Scott A. Mitchell is Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Institute of Buddhist Studies and a core doctoral faculty member at the Graduate Theological Union. Natalie E. F. Quli teaches at the Institute of Buddhist Studies and is assistant editor of Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies.
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