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BUDDHIST (14 journals)

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Buddhist Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Dhammadhara Journal of Buddhist Studies     Open Access  
e-Journal of East and Central Asian Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Buddhist Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Buddhist Studies Chulalongkorn University     Open Access  
Journal of Dharma Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Global Buddhism     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Graduate Review Nakhon Sawan Buddhist College     Open Access  
Journal of Graduate Studies Review     Open Access  
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Religions of South Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Journal of Global Buddhism
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ISSN (Print) 1527-6457
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  • Introduction: Alternate Buddhist Modernities

    • Authors: John S. Harding, Victor Sōgen Hori, Alexander Soucy
      Pages: 1 - 10
      PubDate: 2020-10-04
      DOI: 10.5281/4030971
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Branding a New Buddhist Movement: The New Kadampa Tradition’s Self-
           Identification as “Modern Buddhism”

    • Authors: Christopher Emory-Moore
      Pages: 11 - 28
      Abstract: This article examines the New Kadampa Tradition’s North American missionary deployment of the epithet “Modern Buddhism” in publicity, text, and teaching. I argue that while “Modern Buddhism” branding supports the NKT’s international growth by promoting its founder’s teachings as universally accessible and not Tibetan, those teachings are more continuous with traditional Geluk doctrine than with David McMahan’s (2008) portrayal of Buddhist modernism. Specifically, I find minimal evidence of detraditionalization, demythologization, and psychologization in the NKT founder’s 2011 book Modern Buddhism and in public meditation instruction derived therefrom at a Canadian NKT center. My findings locate the NKT’s deployment of the “Modern Buddhism” brand within a graduated missionizing strategy that combines promotional modernism and pedagogical traditionalism to attract North American non-Buddhists by offering culturally desired, this-worldly benefits (e.g., stress reduction) followed by less familiar, other-worldly Buddhist goals (e.g., happiness in future lives).
      PubDate: 2020-10-04
      DOI: 10.5281/4030961
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Reviving the Buddha: The Use of the Devotional Ritual of Buddha-Vandanā
           in the Modernization of Buddhism in Colonial Sri Lanka

    • Authors: Soorakkulame Pemaratana
      Pages: 29 - 50
      Abstract: The modernization of Buddhism since the late nineteenth century has mostly been interpreted as a process of adaptation to rationalist trends of Western modernity. This understanding is particularly influential in the interpretation of modernized Buddhism in Sri Lanka via the use of the compelling term ‘Protestant Buddhism’, which emphasizes not only rationalist interpretations of Buddhism but also practices imitative of Protestant Christianity such as Sunday schools. This article argues that the modernizing efforts of Sri Lankan Buddhists were far more diverse than the above characterization. Further, the modernization of Buddhism was not just a project of the bourgeoisie. This paper reveals how both elite and non-elite Buddhist activists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries made use of the newly acquired print technology to promote the devotional ritual of venerating the Buddha through printed liturgical booklets, while also recasting this ritual as a principal marker of Buddhist identity. This new emphasis on devotionalism, while seemingly traditional, was in fact another form of modernist response to colonialism and globalization.
      PubDate: 2020-07-08
      DOI: 10.5281/4030979
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Buddhist Contramodernism: Shinnyo-en’s Reconfigurations of Tradition
           for Modernity

    • Authors: Casey R. Collins
      Pages: 51 - 69
      Abstract: Shinnyo-en, and other twentieth-century Buddhist lay movements emerging from older monastic and temple institutions, reconfigures elements of “traditional” Buddhism and “folk” religion to meet the conditions of modernity. Shinnyo-en’s founders and their successors envisioned a particular strategy for being Buddhist in modernity, one which aligns with some, but not all, scholarly characterizations of Buddhist modernism. As a result, Shinnyo-en and other lay organizations have largely remained on the margins of Buddhist studies despite their apparent popularity and proliferation. This article offers a new category for theorizing and positioning such organizations as contramodern—connected with, but divergent from mainstream forms of Buddhist modernism. In this light the emergence of Shinnyo-en in the 1930s, and the soteriological centrality of its founders’ lives, can be better understood in their historical and social contexts as being both connected to over one-thousand years of Shingon tradition and completely unique. The concept of contramodernism opens scholarly discussion of the many forms of Buddhism extant in modernity to those movements and organizations that are historically new, yet not entirely modernist.
      PubDate: 2020-10-04
      DOI: 10.5281/4030975
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Feeling for Fate: Karma and the Senses in Buddhist Nuns’ Ordination

    • Authors: Sara Ann Swenson
      Pages: 71 - 86
      Abstract: In Vietnam, the decision for young women to ordain as Mahayana Buddhist nuns is navigated through careful interpretations of feeling. Nuns state their decisions to “go forth” (đi tu) in youth were precipitated by feelings of peace and comfort in monasteries even before they understood Buddhist teachings. Such feelings are interpreted as indicators of past-life karmic bonds, which create “predestined affinities” in this life (nhân duyên). Youth determine pre-inclination for monasticism early in life by reading their bodily reactions to Buddhist spaces with or without adults’ assistance. Nuns reclaim local cultural concepts of femininity by declaring that women have special capacities for discerning these predestined affinities and that they must assume unequal monastic rules because of their innate gendered nobility. This article nuances understandings of women’s agency in global Buddhism by exploring how Vietnamese nuns interpret local concepts of the feminine body as resources for pursuing Buddhist ordination.
      PubDate: 2020-10-04
      DOI: 10.5281/4030985
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Why I Am Not a Buddhist' by Evan Thompson

    • Authors: Thomas Calobrisi
      Pages: 87 - 92
      PubDate: 2020-10-09
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • American JewBu, by Emily Sigalow

    • Authors: Vanessa Sasson
      Pages: 93 - 95
      PubDate: 2020-10-09
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Women in British Buddhism: Commitment, Connection, Community, by Caroline

    • Authors: Amy Langenberg
      Pages: 97 - 101
      PubDate: 2020-10-09
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science, by
           Clair Brown

    • Authors: Wolfgang Drechsler
      Pages: 103 - 109
      PubDate: 2020-10-09
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Birth in Buddhism: The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom, by Amy

    • Authors: Caroline Starkey
      Pages: 111 - 116
      PubDate: 2020-10-09
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Translation through a Zen Mind: Sam Hamill’s Translation of Li Bai’s
           “Du Zuo Jing Ting Shan”

    • Authors: Jiyong Geng, Qiang Pi
      Pages: 117 - 121
      Abstract: In the global spread of religions and philosophical thoughts, translation is always at the forefront. In the case of Buddhism, the typical image is that of learned intellectuals or scholarly monks assiduously working on the interpretation and translation of important words and concepts across cultures. But there are also other forms of Buddhist translation at work exerting a less visible, but no less important impact on the reception of Buddhism. This paper discusses American poet Sam Hamill’s translation of one of Li Bai’s renowned poems and argues that this form of translation is co-influenced by Hamill’s dual identities of literary translator and Zen practitioner. As a result, it not only provides new understanding to the source culture, but also adds variety to the Buddhist literature of the target culture.
      PubDate: 2020-10-04
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
  • Buddhist Teachers’ Responses to Sexual Violence: Epistemological
           Violence in American Buddhism

    • Authors: Ray Buckner
      Pages: 123 - 139
      Abstract: In 2018, popular North American Buddhist teacher, Noah Levine, was accused of sexual assault and misconduct. Several Buddhist teachers responded in Levine’s defense through a seemingly neutral posture of “waiting to find out” the truth. This paper examines these teachers’ responses, asking the question: “Which Buddhist concepts are mobilized in responding to alleged sexual violence'” I find that these teachers respond to allegations with the language of not-knowing, equanimity, and right speech. They ask their communities to “wait and see” whether these allegations are true, with the unspoken assumption that they are not. I assert these responses use Buddhist teachings to uphold cis-masculine innocence by using hegemonic logics and commitments to downplay and delegitimize the phenomenon of sexual violence. I argue that these responses uphold hegemonic control within Buddhist communities, and conclude that a feminist response to allegations of misconduct requires centering survivors of sexual assault.

      PubDate: 2020-10-14
      DOI: 10.5281/4031009
      Issue No: Vol. 21 (2020)
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