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Star spangled buddhist [electronic resource] : Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism and the Quest for Enlightenment in America.

Ourvan, Jeff. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781626364394 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: The full story of Buddhism in the United States—illuminated and enlightened for today's reader. Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of Americans of various faiths read about Buddhism, are interested in its philosophical tenets, or fashionably view themselves as Buddhists. They're part of what's been described as the fastest-growing religious movement in America: a large group of people dissatisfied with traditional religious offerings and thirsty for an approach to spirituality grounded in logic and consistent with scientific knowledge. The Star Spangled Buddhist is a provocative look at these American Buddhists through their three largest movements in the United States: the Soka Gakkai International, Tibetan/Vajrayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism. The practice of each of these American schools, unlike most traditional Asian Buddhist sects, is grounded in the notion that all people are capable of attaining enlightenment...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1032 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Religion & Spirituality.
Genre: Electronic books.

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