The Emergence of Secular Insight Practices in Australia

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Show simple item record Bubna-Litic, DC Higgins, W 2009-11-12T05:32:16Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Global Buddhism, 2007, 8 (1), pp. 157 - 173
dc.identifier.issn 1527-6457
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years insight (vipassana) practice in Australia has diversified in content and spawned new institutions that present a more secular face. These changes exemplify the development of global Buddhism elsewhere rather than some local, sui generis divergence from international trends. Nonetheless, the unusual prominence of Buddhist migrants in the Australian population has influenced the interaction between traditional and western Buddhists, and thus the emergence of the new trends. In interpreting the transformations in question, we make heuristic use both of Martin Baumann s periodization of Buddhist history, with its characterization of the present stage as global, and Stephen Batchelor s distinction between religious Buddhism and dharma practice. The Australian experience highlights the value of the earlier interaction between migrant and locally-born Buddhists, and the formative effect their later separation has on lay practice. This experience also points to the salience of forms of association when secular Buddhist practice melds with the Western values of inclusiveness and equality, not least in gender relations.
dc.publisher Journal of Global Buddhism
dc.title The Emergence of Secular Insight Practices in Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Global Buddhism
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 8
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 157 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 173 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
dc.personcode 998319
dc.personcode 887548
dc.percentage 100 en_US Religion and Religious Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Management and Organisation Studies
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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