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Establishing A Pure Land on Earth - Asia Fine Books
Establishing A Pure Land on Earth

Establishing A Pure Land on Earth


Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Place Published: Honolulu

Date Published: 2009

Book Condition: Fine

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Reprint

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Establishing A Pure Land on Earth: The Foguang Buddhist Perspective on Modernization and Globalization

First published 2004. 371 pages with appendices, notes, glossary, references and index. With more than 150 temples in thirty countries, Foguangshan has developed over the last thirty-five years into one of the world’s largest and most influential Chinese Buddhist movements. Based on direct observations, private interviews, and careful textual and historical analysis, the author looks at the challenges faced by Master Xingyun and his followers as they try to adhere to traditional practices and values while tapping into the advantages afforded by modern, global society.

Contents include: A Mountain Monastery in an UrbanSociety; Master Xingyun: Foguang Patriarch; Foguang Humanistic Buddhism; Humanistic Buddhism in  Practice; Cultivating Talent Through Education; Cultivating Faith through Discipline; Institutionalizing buddhism; Perpetuating Traditional Modernism; Globalizing Chinese Culture, Localizing Buddhist Teachings.

Hardcover with jacket, a new, unread book in excellent clean condition, very light surface wear to jacket and edges. 9 by 6 inches.