|I love the Buddha and immigrants rights (AP)|
Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups that shape the tradition -- an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists -- and their distinct yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context.
|Peace and social justice start within. So I sit.|
Introductory chapters describe Buddhism's arrival in America with the 19th-century Transcendentalists and rapid spread with the Beat Poets of the 1950s. The volume now concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the 21st century. More