the star spangled buddhist zen tibetan and soka gakkai buddhism and the quest for enlightenment in america

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The Star Spangled Buddhist

Author : Jeff Ourvan
ISBN : 9781620876398
Genre : Religion
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Examines the growing Buddhist movement in America as more and more people seeking spiritual enlightenment leave behind traditional religions and join one of the three largest groups: the Soka Gakkai International, Tibetan/Vajrayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism. 10,000 first printing.

Why I Am A Buddhist

Author : Stephen T. Asma
ISBN : 1612830412
Genre : Philosophy
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Profound and amusing, this book provides a viable approach to answering the perennial questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I live a meaningful life? For Asma, the answers are to be found in Buddhism. There have been a lot of books that have made the case for Buddhism. What makes this book fresh and exciting is Asma’s iconoclasm, irreverence, and hardheaded approach to the subject. He is distressed that much of what passes for Buddhism is really little more than “New Age mush.” He asserts that it is time to “take the California out of Buddhism.” He presents a spiritual practice that does not require a belief in creeds or dogma. It is a practice that is psychologically sound, intellectually credible, and esthetically appealing. It is a practice that does not require a diet of brown rice, burning incense, and putting both your mind and your culture in deep storage. In seven chapters, Asma builds the case for a spiritual practice that is authentic, and inclusive. This is Buddhism for everyone, especially for people who are uncomfortable with religion but yearn for a spiritual practice.

Buddhism In America

Author : Scott A. Mitchell
ISBN : 1472581938
Genre : Religion
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Buddhism in America provides the most comprehensive and up to date survey of the diverse landscape of US Buddhist traditions, their history and development, and current methodological trends in the study of Buddhism in the West, located within the translocal flow of global Buddhist culture. Divided into three parts (Histories; Traditions; Frames), this introduction traces Buddhism's history and encounter with North American culture, charts the landscape of US Buddhist communities, and engages current methodological and theoretical developments in the field. The volume includes: - A short introduction to Buddhism - A historical survey from the 19th century to the present - Coverage of contemporary US Buddhist communities, including Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Theoretical and methodological issues and debates covered include: - Social, political and environmental engagement - Race, feminist, and queer theories of Buddhism - Secular Buddhism, digital Buddhism, and modernity - Popular culture, media, and the arts Pedagogical tools include chapter summaries, discussion questions, images and maps, a glossary, and case studies. The book's website provides recommended further resources including websites, books and films, organized by chapter. With individual chapters which can stand on their own and be assigned out of sequence, Buddhism in America is the ideal resource for courses on Buddhism in America, American Religious History, and Introduction to Buddhism.

Christianity Before Christ

Author : John G. Jackson
ISBN : 1603867333
Genre : Religion
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An unabridged, unedited printing of J. G. Jackson's pamphlet 'Christianity Before Christ' -

Threading My Prayer Rug

Author : Sabeeha Rehman
ISBN : 9781628726664
Genre : Religion
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This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on being Muslim in America today. Threading My Prayer Rug is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. It is also the luminous story of many journeys: from Pakistan to the United States in an arranged marriage that becomes a love match lasting forty years; from secular Muslim in an Islamic society to devout Muslim in a society ignorant of Islam, and from liberal to conservative to American Muslim; from student to bride and mother; and from an immigrant intending to stay two years to an American citizen, business executive, grandmother, and tireless advocate for interfaith understanding. Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of her arranged marriage, the author undercuts stereotypes and offers the refreshing view of an American life through Muslim eyes. In chapters leavened with humor, hope, and insight, she recounts an immigrant’s daily struggles balancing assimilation with preserving heritage, overcoming religious barriers from within and distortions of Islam from without, and confronting issues of raising her children as Muslims—while they lobby for a Christmas tree! Sabeeha Rehman was doing interfaith work for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind the Muslim community center at Ground Zero, when the backlash began. She discusses what that experience revealed about American society.

The Twi Workbook

Author : Patrick Graupp
ISBN : 1563273152
Genre : Business & Economics
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Teaching supervisors how to apply a four-step method for each of the three respective programs of Training Within Industry (TWI), the authors encourage hands-on application of the method to actual jobs and employee problems from their own worksites.

Foods That Cause You To Lose Weight

Author : Neal Barnard, M.D.
ISBN : 9780062652737
Genre : Health & Fitness
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No more counting calories—discover the foods that take the weight off and keep it off with this revolutionary plan. Did you know that certain foods have an incredible negative calorie effect that actually melts fat? This revolutionary approach, outlined by Neal Barnard, M.D., and proven effective by thousands of men and women who have tried it, can bring about the permanent weight control every diet promises but seldom delivers. Find out how, by following the negative calorie plan, you can: Boost your metabolic rate Burn calories more effectively Lower dangerous cholesterol levels Enjoy better health—and protect your heart Eat the delicious foods you love—in the quantities you want Watch the pounds disappear—without stressful dieting or the temptation to binge Dr. Barnard also provides delicious negative calorie recipes that use foods most people already have in their home cupboards. Easy, effective, and satisfying, Foods That Cause You to Lose Weight will bring about the permanent weight control every diet promises but seldom delivers.

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