Vol. 1 - Cassette
What happens when an ancient Asian spiritual tradition takes
root in a brash young democracy? Ask the worlds leading
Buddhist teachers and thinkers this question, and you have Buddhism
in America, Volume I, a historic collection of the most provocative
and insightful sessions from the respected Buddhism in America
national conferences. Here are the sometimes iconoclastic, always
brilliant visions of those who are mapping out the present and
future of American Buddhism.
Buddhism in America, Volume I, includes:
* Sogyal Rinpoche: The Future of Buddhism When
I came to the West, recounts this native Tibetan scholar
and teacher, I relearned the Dharma. Sogyal Rinpoche
shares his learned and cross-cultural perspectives on American
* Robert Thurman: Toward American Buddhism It took
Buddhism a thousand years to convince the warlike Tibetans to
lay down their arms. How long will it be before Americas
army bases are converted into Dharma centers? A penetrating
and entertaining session with this esteemed professor and author.
* Joan Halifax: Mindfulness and Compassionate Action
A Zen master surveys the challenges we all understand
consumerism, over-achievement, misdirected sexuality
and shows how to apply the Buddhas teachings in a culture
he never experienced.
* Lama Surya Das: American Karma, One Dharma Describing
American Buddhism as unorthodox, Lama Surya Das
explores the special importance of the spiritual community sangha
in the land of the rugged individual.
* Tsultrim Allione: Relationship and Intimacy As a Path
The author of Women of Wisdom shows how we can take advantage
of our obsession with relationships to enter more deeply into
the Buddhist practice of compassion.
* Peter Matthiessen: The Coming of Age of American Zen
A Buddhist priest and bestselling author reveals how the austere
teachings of Japanese and Korean Zen lend themselves to the
American tradition of social activism.
* Stephen Batchelor: Deep Agnosticism Two dangers
face Western Buddhism, warns Stephen Batchelor: applying the
Dharma too loosely and adhering too rigidly to its Asian forms.
The author of Buddhism beyond Beliefs brings new relevance to
the Buddhas teaching of the Middle Way.
LEARN MORE ABOUT:
* Dharma: its original meaning
* How Buddhism adapts across time and space
* Americas emerging tradition of do-it-yourself Buddhism
* American Zen: how it is coming of age right now
* The parallels between agnosticism and Buddhism
* The I Dont Know Mind why we should
rest in it
* Two dangers Buddhism faces in the West
* The American sangha: what makes it so unique
* Big Mind how it can help your intimate
* The bliss at the core of our being: what it really is
* How materialism could lead to a holocaust for
* The keys to maintaining the authenticity of Buddhist teachings
* Egalitarian Buddhism: what it means in Americas melting
* Plus ideas, insights, and teachings from seven of our most
respected leaders and scholars of Buddhism today
Buddhism in America national conferences are held annually,
and feature some of the Wests leading Buddhist teachers,
practitioners, artists, and activists. Each year, a weekend
of seminars, workshops, and dialogue is dedicated to the discussion
of the key issues facing American Buddism today.
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