American Dharma

American Dharma
Author: Ann Gleig
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN: 0300245041
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dharma Book Excerpt:

The past couple of decades have witnessed Buddhist communities both continuing the modernization of Buddhism and questioning some of its limitations. In this fascinating portrait of a rapidly changing religious landscape, Ann Gleig illuminates the aspirations and struggles of younger North American Buddhists during a period she identifies as a distinct stage in the assimilation of Buddhism to the West. She observes both the emergence of new innovative forms of deinstitutionalized Buddhism that blur the boundaries between the religious and secular, and a revalorization of traditional elements of Buddhism such as ethics and community that were discarded in the modernization process. Based on extensive ethnographic and textual research, the book ranges from mindfulness debates in the Vipassana network to the sex scandals in American Zen, while exploring issues around racial diversity and social justice, the impact of new technologies, and generational differences between baby boomer, Gen X, and millennial teachers.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music
Author: Christopher Partridge,Marcus Moberg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN: 1474237347
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music Book Excerpt:

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music is the first comprehensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Drawing on contemporary research from religious studies, theology, sociology, ethnography, and cultural studies, the volume comprises thirty-one specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts. The chapters explore the principal areas of inquiry and point to new directions for scholarship. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume provides the essential reference point for anyone with an interest in religion and popular music as well as popular culture more broadly. Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism and occultism. Coverage of genres and religion ranges from heavy metal, rap and hip hop to country music and film and television music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, this Handbook defines the research field and provides an accessible entry point for new researchers in the field.

Punk Rock is My Religion

Punk Rock is My Religion
Author: Francis Stewart
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 1351725564
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Punk Rock is My Religion Book Excerpt:

As religion has retreated from its position and role of being the glue that holds society together, something must take its place. Utilising a focused and detailed study of Straight Edge punk (a subset of punk in which adherents abstain from drugs, alcohol and casual sex) Punk Rock is My Religion argues that traditional modes of religious behaviours and affiliations are being rejected in favour of key ideals located within a variety of spaces and experiences, including popular culture. Engaging with questions of identity construction through concepts such as authenticity, community, symbolism and music, this book furthers the debate on what we mean by the concepts of ‘religion’ and ‘secular’. Provocatively exploring the notion of salvation, redemption, forgiveness and faith through a Straight Edge lens, it suggests that while the study of religion as an abstraction is doomed to a simplistic repetition of dominant paradigms, being willing to examine religion as a lived experience reveals the utility of a broader and more nuanced approach.

Present Day Spiritualities

Present Day Spiritualities
Author: Elisabeth Hense,Frans Jespers,Peter Nissen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN: 9004260064
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Present Day Spiritualities Book Excerpt:

Ten specialists of the diverging present-day Western spiritualities offer fresh analyses of new cases and theories, e.g. in religious contexts (Buddhism, Christianity), popular use, organizations and enterprises, (alternative) health service, and works of art; the outcome is a theoretical framework.

Christian Punk

Christian Punk
Author: Ibrahim Abraham
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN: 1350094803
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Punk Book Excerpt:

Christian punk is a surprisingly successful musical subculture and a fascinating expression of American evangelicalism. Situating Christian punk within the modern history of Christianity and the rapidly changing culture of spirituality and secularity, this book illustrates how Christian punk continues punk's autonomous and oppositional creative practices, but from within a typically traditional evangelical morality. Analyzing straight edge Christian abstinence and punk-friendly churches, this book also focuses on gender performance within a subculture dominated by young men in a time of contested gender roles and ideologies. Critically-minded and rich in ethnographic data and insider perspectives, Christian Punk will engage scholars of contemporary evangelicalism, religion and popular music, and punk and all its related subcultures.

Buddhism in America

Buddhism in America
Author: Richard Hughes Seager
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0231159722
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism in America Book Excerpt:

"This well-informed book provides a comprehensive survey of a variety of Buddhist traditions in the contemporary U.S. . . . [its] strength, apart from being a mine of information, is Seager's insistence on taking a historically informed and comparative perspective." - Religious Studies Review.

Evolving Dharma

Evolving Dharma
Author: Jay Michaelson
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 1583947159
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolving Dharma Book Excerpt:

Evolving Dharma is the definitive guide to the meditation revolution. Fearless, unorthodox, and irreverent scholar and activist Jay Michaelson shows how meditation and mindfulness have moved from ashrams and self-help groups to classrooms and hospitals, and offers unusually straight talk about the “Big E”— enlightenment. Michaelson introduces us to maverick brainhackers, postmodern Buddhist monks, and cutting-edge neuroscientists and shares his own stories of months-long silent retreats, powerful mystical experiences, and many pitfalls along the way. Evolving Dharma is a must-read for the next-generation meditator, the spiritually cynical, and the curious adventurer in all of us.

Buddhists

Buddhists
Author: Todd Lewis
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-04-02
ISBN: 1118322088
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhists Book Excerpt:

Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Livesof Practitioners provides a series of case studies ofAsian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, andclass, whose lives are representative of the ways in whichBuddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition. Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist belief throughthe lives of believers, illustrating how the religion is put intopractice in everyday life Takes as its foundation the inherent diversity within Buddhistsociety, rather than focusing on the spiritual and philosophicalelite within Buddhism Reveals how individuals have negotiated the choices, tensions,and rewards of living in a Buddhist society Features carefully chosen case studies which cover a range ofAsian and modern Western Buddhists Explores a broad range of possible Buddhist orientations incontemporary and historical contexts

The Best of Inquiring Mind

The Best of Inquiring Mind
Author: Barbara Gates,Wes Nisker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN: 0861715519
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best of Inquiring Mind Book Excerpt:

The journal Inquiring Mind has long been at the fore of contemporary Buddhist thought, and this compendium of its articles, stories, interviews, and poetry traces the many intersections between Buddhism and the Western world. In "Tending to the World," readers explore the work of social activists, while "Living and Dying in a Body" presents personal stories about the ways we use our bodies and the process of watching our bodies expire. In "The Arts of Dharma," the reader is treated to fiction and humor excerpts from Inquiring Mind. This collection includes contributions from Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass, and many more.

Unsubscribe

Unsubscribe
Author: Josh Korda
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN: 1614292825
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsubscribe Book Excerpt:

A three-step guide to recovery from addiction to consumerism, self-deception, and life as you thought it had to be. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Josh Korda left his high-powered advertising job—and a life of drug and alcohol addiction—to find a more satisfying way to live. In Unsubscribe, he shares his three-step guide to recovery from addiction to consumerism, self-deception, and life as you thought it had to be. (1) Reprioritize your goals, away from a materialist vocation toward a fulfilling avocation (2) Understand yourself and your emotional needs (3) Connect authentically with others, leading to secure relationships and true community. Revolutionary, compassionate, and filled with wonderfully practical exercises, Josh will help you lead a more authentic, more fulfilling life.

Inspired Lives

Inspired Lives
Author: Clea McDougall
Publsiher: timeless books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1932018115
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inspired Lives Book Excerpt:

This is a collection of articles, photography, and illustrations by some of the most innovative thinkers writing about yoga, inspired living and the places where the two meet. Some books on yoga will teach you a posture, how to hold a pose. Through compelling exposition, artful photography and delightful illustrations, Inspired Lives teaches how people think expansively to bring yoga to their lives. The best from the Utne Award winning, Ascent Magazine, Inspired Lives presents dynamic stories in heartfelt prose that distills the essential teachings of yoga into the art of living life.

The 12 Step Buddhist 10th Anniversary Edition

The 12 Step Buddhist 10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Darren Littlejohn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 1982115726
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 12 Step Buddhist 10th Anniversary Edition Book Excerpt:

Rediscover the classic guide for recovery with this tenth anniversary edition “that transcends genres by seamlessly integrating the 12-Step approach, Buddhist principles, and a compelling personal struggle with addiction and a quest for spiritual awakening” (Donald Altman, author of Living Kindness). The face of addiction and alcoholism is recognizable to many—it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a loved one. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Working with the traditional 12-step philosophy, Darren Littlejohn first shares his own journey, and how he came to find the spiritual solace that has greatly enhanced his life in recovery. Then, he details out how his work integrating Buddhism into the traditional 12-step programs validates both aspects of the recovery process. With accessible prose and in-depth research, he illustrates how each step—such as admitting there is a problem, seeking help, engaging in a thorough self-examination, making amends for harm done, and helping other addicts who want to recover—fits into the Bodhisattva path. This integration makes Buddhism accessible for addicts, and the 12 steps understandable for Buddhists who may otherwise be at a loss to help those in need. The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary practice to the traditional 12-step journey, not a replacement. While traditional programs help addicts become sober by removing the drug of choice and providing a spiritual path, they rarely delve deep into what causes people to suffer in the first place. In this “unique synthesis of the traditional 12-Step model and the liberating wisdom of Dharma” (Mandala Magazine), addicts can truly find a deep, spiritual liberation from all causes and conditions of suffering—for good.

Punk Identities Punk Utopias

Punk Identities  Punk Utopias
Author: Matt Grimes,Russ Bestley,Mike Dines,Paula Guerra
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-23
ISBN: 1789384141
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Punk Identities Punk Utopias Book Excerpt:

Punk Identities, Punk Utopias: Global Punk and Media seeks to unpack and illuminate punk as a trajectory of ‘timelesness...as a set of diverse but confluent values and appropriations’ that have both reflected and informed an increasingly complex, indefinable social, political and economic setting. Whereas the first two volumes in the series were broadly focused on local punk ‘scenes’ in a disparate range of countries and regions around the world, Punk Identities, Punk Utopias extends that critical enquiry to reflect broader social, political and technological concerns impacting punk scenes around the world, from digital technology and new media to gender, ethnicity, identity and representation. This new volume therefore draws upon the interdisciplinary areas of cultural studies, musicology and social sciences to present an edited text on the notion of identities, ideologies and cultural discourse surrounding contemporary global punk scenes. It is hoped that the books in the Global Punk series will add to the academic discussion of contemporary popular culture, particularly in relation to punk and the critical understanding of transnational and cross-cultural dialogue. Punk is a global phenomenon and the Global Punk series aims to reflect contemporary scenes around the world since the millennium. Punk and its subsequent variants, from hardcore to post-punk, have always crossed borders and become assimilated within countercultural practices with local, national and regional variations. Produced in collaboration between the Punk Scholars Network and Intellect Books, the Global Punk book series focuses on the development of contemporary global punk (c. 2000 onwards), reflecting upon its origins, aesthetics, identity, legacy, membership and circulation. Critical approaches draw upon the interdisciplinary areas of (among others) cultural studies, art and design, sociology, musicology and social sciences in order to develop a broad and inclusive picture of punk and punk-inspired subcultural developments around the globe. The series adopts an essentially analytical perspective, raising questions about the dissemination of punk scenes and subcultures and their form, structure and contemporary cultural significance in the daily lives of an increasing number of people around the world. This book has a genuine crossover appealed. It will be a key resource for established academics, postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D. students, as well as being suitable for adoption as an undergraduate student textbook. Suitable courses will include those in the fields of popular music, youth culture, sociology, urban/cultural geography, political history, heritage studies, media and cultural studies.

Following Our Bliss

Following Our Bliss
Author: Don Lattin
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061743739
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Following Our Bliss Book Excerpt:

Renowned journalist Don Lattin, longtime reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and more recently the San Francisco Chronicle, interprets the American spiritual and religious landscape since the 60s with insight, wit, and telling reporting. What David Brooks did for the American social and commercial landscape in the bestselling Bobos In Paradise, he does for the spiritual landscape, showing how the 60s have had a profound transformative impact in every area of spirituality. This is the first comprehensive look at the spiritual legacy of the 60s and 70s, as seen through the lives of those raised amid some of the era’s wildest experimentation.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media
Author: Diane Winston
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 613
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN: 0195395069
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media Book Excerpt:

Whether the issue is the rise of religiously inspired terrorism, the importance of faith based NGOs in global relief and development, or campaigning for evangelical voters in the U.S., religion proliferates in our newspapers and magazines, on our radios and televisions, on our computer screens and, increasingly, our mobile devices. Americans who assumed society was becoming more and more secular have been surprised by religions' rising visibility and central role in current events. Yet this is hardly new: the history of American journalism has deep religious roots, and religion has long been part of the news mix. Providing a wide-ranging examination of how religion interacts with the news by applying the insights of history, sociology, and cultural studies to an analysis of media, faith, and the points at which they meet, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media is the go-to volume for both secular and religious journalists and journalism educators, scholars in media studies, journalism studies, religious studies, and American studies. Divided into five sections, this handbook explores the historical relationship between religion and journalism in the USA, how religion is covered in different media, how different religions are reported on, the main narratives of religion coverage, and the religious press.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: Joan Duncan Oliver
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 1250313694
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism Book Excerpt:

A modern guide to the teachings of Buddhism Buddhism: An Introduction to the Buddha’s Life, Teachings, and Practices is an indispensable guide to a 2,600-year-old wisdom tradition that has transformed the lives of millions across centuries and around the world. Readers will learn how Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, and discover how they too can follow his revolutionary methods to attain happiness and inner freedom. Along with accessible overviews of central teachings—the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, karma, core virtues like kindness and compassion, and more—Buddhism covers such basics as: - the three main Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—historically and their relevance today - the role of meditation and mindfulness in Buddhist practice - step-by-step instruction in key Buddhist practices Writing in an engaging, approachable style, author Joan Duncan Oliver outlines the fundamentals of Buddhism for every reader, revealing its timeless truths and their relevance for finding peace in uncertain times. A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for forty years, Oliver has written extensively on Buddhist wisdom and its application to daily life. Her practical approach makes Buddhism an essential modern guidebook to an ancient tradition.

Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music

Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music
Author: Georgina Gregory,Mike Dines
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1350086932
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music Book Excerpt:

This book highlights how the diverse nature of spiritual practices are experienced and manifest through the medium of popular music. At first glance, chapters on Krishnacore, the Rave Church phenomenon and post-punk repertoire of Psychic TV may appear to have little in common; however, this book draws attention to some of the similarities of the nuances of spiritual expression that underpin the lived experience of popular music. As an interdisciplinary volume, the extensive introduction unpacks and clarifies terminology relating to the study of religion and popular music. The cross-disciplinary approach of the book makes it accessible and appealing to scholars of religious studies, cultural studies, popular music studies and theology. Unlike existing collections dealing with popular music and religion that focus on a specific genre, this innovative book offers a range of music and case studies, with chapters written by international contributors.

Home Rockanomics

Home Rockanomics
Author: Heidi Minx
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10-27
ISBN: 1429964243
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Rockanomics Book Excerpt:

Feel more like a home wrecker than a home designer? Tired of 10,000 shows on HGTV that don't include decorating with spray paint or cooking for vegans? Only know the names of flowers because your tattoo artist inks them on you? Then Home Rockanomics is the book for you. Never mind Martha Stewart, we're here to share recipes from punk bands, decorating tips, and even how to make your clothing cooler!! Ms. Minx brings the online cult phenomenon Punk Rock Domestics into your living room---you know, in case you forgot to pay the cable bill or your computer bit the dust. Inside there are tips on recycling your clothing as well as recipes from members of Sick of It All, CH 3, and Flogging Molly (and so many more!). Plus, loads of home tips that can help you turn that white shoe box into a truly rock 'n' roll residence. So get ready to get inspired---it's time for DIY!

Cyber Zen

Cyber Zen
Author: Gregory Price Grieve
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN: 1317293266
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Zen Book Excerpt:

Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a critical investigation reveals that online Buddhist practices have at best only a family resemblance to canonical Asian traditions and owe much of their methods to the late twentieth-century field of cybernetics. If, however, they are judged existentially, by how they enable users to respond to the suffering generated by living in a highly mediated consumer society, then Second Life Buddhism consists of authentic spiritual practices. Cyber Zen explores how Second Life Buddhist enthusiasts form communities, identities, locations, and practices that are both products of and authentic responses to contemporary Network Consumer Society. Gregory Price Grieve illustrates that to some extent all religion has always been virtual and gives a glimpse of possible future alternative forms of religion.

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors
Author: Sarah Bowen,Neha Chawla,G. Alan Marlatt
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2011-04-25
ISBN: 1606239880
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors Book Excerpt:

This book has been replaced by Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4531-5.