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By Jeff Wilson

Buddhism within the usa is frequently seen in reference to practitioners within the Northeast and at the West Coast, yet in truth, it's been spreading and evolving in the course of the usa because the mid-nineteenth century. In Dixie Dharma, Jeff Wilson argues that zone is essential to realizing American Buddhism. during the lens of a multidenominational Buddhist temple in Richmond, Virginia, Wilson explores how Buddhists are adapting to lifestyles within the conservative evangelical Christian tradition of the South, and the way conventional Southerners are adjusting to those more moderen individuals at the spiritual panorama.

Introducing a bunch of neglected characters, together with Buddhist circuit riders, modernist natural Land monks, and pluralistic Buddhists, Wilson indicates how local specificity manifests itself via such practices as meditation vigils to heal the injuries of the slave exchange. He argues that southern Buddhists immediately use physically practices, iconography, and meditation instruments to enact precise sectarian identities while they get pleasure from an inventive hybridity.

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