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.