Guru Devotion and the American Buddhist Experience (Studies in Religion & Society v. 57)

Guru Devotion and the American Buddhist Experience (Studies in Religion & Society v. 57)

By: Daniel Stuart Capper (author)Hardback

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This work asks and preliminarily answers the question: Why do Americans practice Tibetan Buddhism? The ethnographic data presented involves life histories from seven serious practitioners, as well as background information concerning life in an American Buddhist monastery.

Contents

Preface... vii Acknowledgments... xiii Chapter 1 Encountering Buddhism in the United States... 1 Chapter 2 Creating an Ethnography of Enchantment... 23 Chapter 3 Transference and Countertransference... 49 Chapter 4 Brief History of the Tibetan Guru-Disciple Relationship... 73 Chapter 5 The Ethos of Siddha Gompa... 103 Chapter 6 Experiences in the bardo... 125 Chapter 7 Finding the Womb... 151 Chapter 8 The Jewel House and the Pleasure Garden... 183 Chapter 9 Buddhist Transformations... 209 Appendix A: Interview Questions... 235 Appendix B: Lineage Prayer... 237 References... 239 Index... 249

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773469860
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780773469860
  • ISBN10: 0773469869

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