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Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South

Jeff Wilson

Abstract

Buddhism in the United States is often viewed in connection with practitioners in the Northeast and on the West Coast, but in fact, it has been spreading and evolving throughout the United States since the mid-nineteenth century. This book argues that region is crucial to understanding American Buddhism. Through the lens of a multidenominational Buddhist temple in Richmond, Virginia, it explores how Buddhists are adapting to life in the conservative evangelical Christian culture of the South, and how traditional Southerners are adjusting to these newer members on the religious landscape. Intro ... More

Keywords: American Buddhism, multidenominational Buddhist temple, traditional Southerners, Richmond, Virginia, Buddhists, evangelical Christian culture, regional specificity, meditation vigils, slave trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835456
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869970_wilson

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Wilson, author