Heartwood [electronic resource] :the first generation of Theravada Buddhism in America / Wendy Cadge.
By: Cadge, Wendy.Material type: BookSeries: Morality and society: Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (x, 268 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226089010 (electronic bk.); 0226089010 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Theravāda Buddhism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Southeast Asian Americans -- Religious life | Buddhist converts -- Religious life -- United States | Buddhist centers -- United States -- History | RELIGION -- Buddhism -- Theravada | Southeast Asia -- Religion | ბუდიზმი აშშ ისტორიაGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 294.3/91/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -262) and index.
Note on terminology; Acknowledgments; 1 Arrivals and a map of the journey; 2 The history of theravada buddhism in america; 3 New organizations: wat mongkoltepmunee and the cambridge insight meditation center; 4 Lived buddhism: the construction of teaching and practice at wat phila and cimc; 5 Refuge in the sangha: the shape of buddhist communities; 6 Ascribed and achieved buddhist identities; 7 Observations through a gendered lens; 8 Taking stock, looking forward; Appendix A: Research methods; Appendix B: Rrefuges and precepts; Notes; Reference list; Index.
Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This fascinating ethnography opens a window onto two communities of Theravada Buddhists in contemporary America: one outside Philadelphia that is composed largely of Thai immigrants and one outside Boston that consists mainly of white converts. Wendy Cadge first provides a historical overview of Theravada Buddhism and considers its specific origins here in the United States. She then brings her findings to bear on issues of personal identity, immigration, cu.