“American Zenophilia”

Via on Mar 24, 2010

Humanities, a publication of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has a story in the latest issue about Buddhism in America. Among others, author Sarah Pulliam Bailey talks to Christopher Queen, the Harvard scholar behind Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia (with Sallie B. King) and Engaged Buddhism in the West; David Grubin, director of PBS’s upcoming The Buddha; the one and only Robert Thurman; University of Texas scholar Thomas Tweed, author of The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent; Methodist Theological School’s Paul Numerich, author of Old Wisdom in the New World: Americanization in Two Immigrant Theravada Buddhist Temples; Utah State University’s Charles Prebish, author of many works on Buddhism in America, including Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America; and our pal in the Buddhoblogosphere Scott A. Mitchell of the buddha is my dj and the DharmaRealm podcast. Take a look right here!

About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is http://www.dannyfisher.org

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