By Gurinder Singh Mann
Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in the United States explores the demanding situations that Asian immigrants face while their religion--and accordingly culture--is "remade within the u.s." Peppered with tales of person humans and the way they really reside their faith, this informative ebook offers an summary of every religion's ideals, a brief background of immigration--and discrimination--for every one workforce, and the way immigrants have tailored their spiritual ideals in view that they arrived. alongside the way in which, the jobs of guys and ladies, perspectives towards courting and marriage, the connection to the place of origin, the "brain drain" from Asia of scientists, engineers, physicians, and different execs, and American offshoots of Asian religions, corresponding to the Hare Krishnas and Transcendental Meditation (TM), are mentioned.
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One was “Wake Up,” a biography of the Buddha written in 1955. “I have designed this to be a handbook for Western understanding of the ancient [Buddhist] Law,” Kerouac wrote in his author’s note at the beginning of the manuscript. “The purpose is to convert. May I live up to these words. . ” Kerouac’s published works on Buddhism were not always appreciated during his lifetime, however. One reviewer called his 1958 book The Dharma Bums 26 BUDDHISTS ADAPT AND EXPLORE “the Gospel according to St.
Non-Japanese Americans soon took to his style of meditation practice, which emphasized proper posture in seated meditation while seeking the Buddhist goal of enlightenment. By the late 1960s Suzuki’s work resulted in the establishment of the inner-city San Francisco Zen Center and a remarkable retreat facility called Zen Mountain Center at Tassajara Hot Springs in California’s Los Padres National Forest. Both the spirituality and the food offered at the Zen Mountain Center appealed to young people in the 1960s who had turned to eastern religions and wished to live a more “natural” lifestyle.
John Daido Loori, for instance, founded the Zen Mountain Monastery, in New York’s Catskill Mountains, which runs a meditation program for prisoners and a center for environmental studies. Bernard Tetsugen Glassman started a bakery and an apartment building to help poor residents in New York City. ” Another inﬂuential Zen teacher, Shunryu Suzuki, came to San Francisco in 1959 to serve as the priest of a Japanese temple called the Soto Zen Mission. Non-Japanese Americans soon took to his style of meditation practice, which emphasized proper posture in seated meditation while seeking the Buddhist goal of enlightenment.