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[Reading] ➭ The Star Spangled Buddhist ➵ Jeff Ourvan – Tushna-hram.ru The full story of Buddhism in the United States—illuminated and enlightened for today’s reader Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist Moreover hundreds of thousands of AmericansReading The Star Spangled Buddhist Jeff Ourvan Tushna hramru The full story of Buddhism in the United States—illuminated and enlightened for today’s reader Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist Moreover hundreds of thousands of Americans The full story of Buddhism in the United States—illuminated and enlightened for today’s reader Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist Moreover hundreds of thousands of Americans The Star Kindle of various faiths read about Buddhism are interested in its philosophical tenets or fashionably view themselves as Buddhi

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Sts They’re part of what’s been described as the fastest growing religious movement in America a large group of people dissatisfied with traditional religious offerings and thirsty for an approach to spirituality grounded in logic and consistent with scientific knowledge The Star Spangled Buddhist is a provocative look at these American Buddhists through their three largest movements in the United States the Soka Gakkai International TibetanVajrayana Buddhism and Zen Buddhism The practice of each of these American schools unlike most traditional Asian Buddhist sects is grounded in the notion that all people are capable of attaining

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The Star Spangled BuddhistEnlightenment in “this lifetime” But the differences are also profound the spectrum of philosophical expression among these American Buddhist schools is as varied as that observed between Reformed Orthodox and Hasidic Judaism The Star Spangled Buddhist isn’t written from the perspective of a monk or academic but rather from the view of author Jeff Ourvan a lifelong practicing lay Buddhist As Ourvan explores the American Buddhist movement through its most popular schools he arrives at a clearer understanding for himself and the reader about what it means to be—and how one might choose to be—a Buddhist in America bw photographs

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  • robin friedman

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistFollowing the Buddha In AmericaBuddhism has become a presence in American life as many people try to follow Buddhist teachings while an even larger number of people show Buddhist influence Jeff Ourvan's book The Star Spangled Buddhist Zen Tibetan and Soka Gakkai Buddhism and the uest for Enlightenment in America 2013 is a short guide to three different ways of following the Buddha in America Zen Tibetan Buddhism and Soka Gakkai Ourvan has enjoyed varied careers as a geologist literary agent and attorney He has also written eclectically In 2012 for example he wrote a book with former major leaguer Orlando Cepeda How to Coach Baseball so Every Kid WinsThe book has a uixotic beginning In 1983 Ourvan describing himself at the time as a nice Jewish macrobiotic geologist receives a chance opportunity to attend a Soka Gakkai meeting in New York City and almost immediately and seemingly rashly signs up The scene bears the hallmarks of superficiality But the book


  • Ed Powers

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistThere are far better presentations and histories of Buddhism's arrival and presence in the west and one would be better served to find one of them Early on in this text a fundamental bias revealed itself in the broad assertion that there are three general categories of buddhism in America Zen Tibetan and Soka Gakkai To say that Zen and Tibetan buddhism are broad categories is correct They both encompass many lineages and traditions Soka Gakkai is not general at all It is a very specific lineage and organization that properly if one sticks with the


  • Annmarie (Annie) Kostyk

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistHonestly who knew American Buddhism was so corrupt in it's history Book is written by an American Buddhist Discusses all the different branches on Buddhism history and evolution to the US The book actually made me pretty sad I had always hoped that Buddhism was an u


  • Jason Stearns

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistGood survey of American Buddhism Though I wish some of the perspective presented in the conclusion had been present in the int


  • Summer

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistThis was a thoroughly enjoyable easy to read interesting book I just thought the title sounded cool and I am interested in Buddhism If you had asked me if I know stuff about Buddhism before this book I would have said Yes of course I know all the main bullet points but this book had SO MUCH MORE information that I had ever encountered or thought to seek out before Frankly I wasn't even entirely aware that there were different sects of Buddhism and I had NO idea there was such a violent and scandal ridden history How silly of me to think that Buddhism had somehow escaped the things that have plagued other organized religions I knew the Buddhists I hang out with are Tibetan Buddhists because they be talking about Tibet a lot but I didn't realize that Tibetan Buddhism was a PARTICULAR kind of Buddhism It was really interesting to read a little about the way different sects and reformations came along There were a ton of re


  • Dan Barker

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistNot perfect but uite goodOurvan attempts to give readers a contemporary look at three Buddhist schools of thought which have become part of the American scene I could uibble with his histories of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism but he gives a fair presentation given that he is a part of Sokka Gakkai the other school he considersHe does observe Zen and Tibetan Buddhism from a Sokka Gakkai perspective noting controversies in those schools while excusing controversies of Sokka G


  • Linda Troop

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistAn excellent introduction to the 3 schools of Buddhism practiced in the USAThis book is insightful and informative even though it definitely leans in the direction o


  • Sadie Pulsifer

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistVery full of information but I bit dull Not the biggest fan of the organization of the information as it felt like it jumped back and forth a bit making things confusing I did enjoy learning about buddhism and the history behind it as well as how it has developed in the US I also liked how the negative aspects of buddhism were also discussed and not just glossed over


  • Min

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistThis book is a helpful overview of the three most commonly available forms of Buddhism in the United States Each group is examined using the Three Refuges of Buddha Dharma and Sangha their group interpretation and manifestation of these principlesHis experience is with the Soka Gakkai so that information has a greater depth and a vcry personal sense The other two groups feel less well developed or clear in what their teachings might be much less anything regarding groups or organizations The book offers an instructional guide that outlines the barest skeleton for Tibetan or Zen Buddhism SGI's entry is a better treatment A book best for those that want the most ba


  • James Pyles

    The Star Spangled Buddhist eBook ç ePub¾ Jeff Ourvan The Star Spangled BuddhistIt was okay but not what I expected That's probably because Buddhism is highly complex with multiple streams and a long history I was hoping for the essence