March 24, 2010

“American Zenophilia”

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!

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