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Buddhists - Understanding Buddhism Through the Lives of Practitioners

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Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners provides a series of case studies of Asian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, and class, whose lives are representative of the ways in which Buddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition.* Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist belief through the lives of believers, illustrating how the religion is put into practice in everyday life* Takes as its foundation the inherent diversity within Buddhist society, rather than focusing on the spiritual and philosophical elite within Buddhism* Reveals how individuals have negotiated the choices, tensions, and rewards of living in a Buddhist society* Features carefully chosen case studies which cover a range of Asian and modern Western Buddhists* Explores a broad range of possible Buddhist orientations in contemporary and historical contexts

List of contents

Notes on Contributors ixPreface xiiiAcknowledgments xvIntroduction 1Todd LewisPart I Buddhists in the Earliest andMedieval Eras 111 The Female Householder Mallika 13Kristin Scheible2 Bhadda Kundalakesa:The Ex-Jain 21Alice Collett3 Two Noted Householders of the Buddha's Time: Upasika Vishakha and Upasaka Anathapindika 29Todd Lewis4 Nagarjuna:TheGreatPhilosopher 39Joseph Walser5 WhoIsUncleDonpa? 52David J. Cooper6 Ma-chig Lab-dron: Mother of Tibetan Buddhist Chod 62Michelle J. SorensenPart II Buddhist Lives in theWest 717 I.B. Horner and the Twentieth-Century Development of Buddhism in theWest 73Grace G. Burford8 Takyu: A Young Buddhist Nun at a Ch'an Temple in the English Midlands 80George D. Chryssides9 Refuge and Reconnection: One LaoWoman's Story 87Stewart Jobrack10 Conversion, Devotion, and (Trans-)Mission: Understanding Ole Nydahl 96Burkhard Scherer11 Noah Levine: Punk Rocker and Buddhist Meditation Teacher 107Brooke Schedneck12 Legendary Beat Poet: Allen Ginsberg 115Tony Trigilio13 Dr. Stephen John Fulder: Founder of Vipassana in Israel 124Joseph Loss14 Amala Sensei: Zen Priest 133Sally McAraPart III Buddhist Lives in South and Southeast Asia 14515 Pawinee Bunkhun:The Life of a Thai Buddhist Upasika 147Rachelle M. Scott16 Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma 157Bradley S. Clough17 Corporal Monk: Venerable Sudinna's Journey from the Sri Lankan Army to the Buddhist Sangha 165DanielW. Kent18 The Lure of Renunciation and theWays of theWorld: MaechiiWabi ofThailand 172Sid Brown19 Becoming aTheravada Modernist Buddhist in Contemporary Nepal 179Lauren LevePart IV Buddhist Lives in the Himalayan Region 19120 Tenpe Gyaltsen: The Fifth Jamyang Zhepa 193Paul K. Nietupski21 A Female Tibetan Buddhist Diviner in Darjeeling 201Tanya M. Zivkovic22 Tsultrim Zangmo: A Twenty-First-Century Tibetan BuddhistWoman in South Asia 209TsultrimZangmo andMichelle J. Sorensen23 Bakula Arhat's Journeys to the North: The Life andWork of the 19th Kushok Bakula in Russia and Mongolia 218Vesna A. Wallace24 Hunger, HardWork, and Uncertainty: Tashi Dondrup Reminisces on Life and Death in a Tibetan Village 228Geoff Childs25 Benefiting the Doctrine and Sentient Beings: The Life of a Tibetan Lineage Master and the Ethos of Altruistic Action 236Nicolas Sihlé26 Living Practical Dharma: Chomo Khandru and the Himalayan Bon Tradition 246Sara Shneiderman27 Excavating the Stories of Border-CrossingWomen Masters in Modern Buddhism: The Oral Biography of Pelling AniWangdzin and Her Family 257Amy Holmes-TagchungdarpaPart V Buddhist Lives in East Asia 26528 The Life of a Contemporary Japanese Buddhist Priest: Protecting the Dharma and Ensuring Its Flowwith All ofOne's Strength 267Naoyuki Ogi29 Toshihide Numata: Igniting the Flame of the Dharma 274Naoyuki Ogi30 Seno'o Giro:The Life and Thought of a Radical Buddhist 280James Mark Shields31 Building a Culture of Social Engagement: Nichiren Buddhism and Soka Gakkai Buddhists in Japan 289Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen32 Blood and Teardrops:The Life and Travels of Venerable Fazun 296Brenton Sullivan33 A Modern Chinese Laywoman: Dumplings, Dharani, and Dedication -Honest Auntie Li Tries to Be a Good Buddhist 305Alison Denton JonesIndex 317For an alternative table of contents that, for the purposes of teaching, arranges the biographies into the various schools of Buddhism, please go to www.wiley.com/go/lewisbuddhism.

About the author










Todd Lewis is Professor in the Religious Studies Department at The College of the Holy Cross. He is one of the world's leading authorities on the social history of Buddhism. His most recent book, Sugata Saurabha: A Poem on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya of Nepal, was awarded the Toshide Numata Book Prize for the best book in Buddhist Studies in 2010 and the Khyentse Foundation Award in 2012, for the best translation of a Buddhist text. In 2011, Professor Lewis was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Summary

Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners provides a series of case studies of Asian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, and class, whose lives are representative of the ways in which Buddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition.
* Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist belief through the lives of believers, illustrating how the religion is put into practice in everyday life
* Takes as its foundation the inherent diversity within Buddhist society, rather than focusing on the spiritual and philosophical elite within Buddhism
* Reveals how individuals have negotiated the choices, tensions, and rewards of living in a Buddhist society
* Features carefully chosen case studies which cover a range of Asian and modern Western Buddhists
* Explores a broad range of possible Buddhist orientations in contemporary and historical contexts

Product details

Authors Lewis, T Lewis, Todd Lewis, Todd (College of the Holy Cross Lewis
Assisted by Tod Lewis (Editor), Todd Lewis (Editor)
Publisher Wiley, John and Sons Ltd
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.05.2014
 
EAN 9780470658185
ISBN 978-0-470-65818-5
No. of pages 384
Series Lived Religions
Lived Religions
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology > Judaism

Buddhismus, Buddhism, Religion & Theology, Religion u. Theologie

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