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By Charles Prebish,Damien Keown

ISBN-10: 1896559093

ISBN-13: 9781896559094

From the start of Charles Prebish’s involvement with Buddhism in 1965, Buddhism has made large inroads at the North American continent, and world-wide, either when it comes to its scholarship and globalization. He has been lucky sufficient to grasp and paintings with an enormous crew of amazing students who stay alive: Luis Gómez, Lewis Lancaster, Donald Swearer, Frank Reynolds, Stanley Weinstein, Jeffrey Hopkins, Robert Thurman and others. regrettably, none of those nice students turns out as but to have shared their memories of those fascinating instances with readers. both, due to his pioneering paintings in learning Western varieties of Buddhism, Dr. Prebish used to be in a position to meet not just the various Asian Buddhist lecturers who seemed in North the USA after the switch in immigration legislation in 1965, yet nearly all in their first and moment new release Dharma heirs. His friendships with Chogyam Trungpa and John Daido Loori Roshi, for instance, gave him insights into the quick improvement of what he begun calling “American Buddhism” within the Seventies. within the approximately part century that he has been concerned with the Buddhist culture, a major variety of significant occasions have happened in North the US (and worldwide), and he has been concerned with just about all of them. except being the top pioneer within the learn of Western kinds of Buddhism, as pointed out above, he used to be the prime recommend for setting up this new and interesting road of inquiry as a legitimate and significant sub-discipline within the higher self-discipline of Buddhist experiences. Now there are various dozens of classes dedicated to this subject, and it has turn into the most vivid components of scholarly booklet in Buddhist reviews. whilst expertise started to creep into academe, he was once there to stumbled on, with Damien Keown in 1994, the web magazine of Buddhist Ethics, which was once the 1st on-line peer-reviewed scholarly magazine within the box of spiritual experiences. 5 years later, with Martin Baumann, he started the magazine of world Buddhism. In 1996, he and Keown based the Routledge “Critical experiences in Buddhism” sequence which released greater than sixty scholarly titles less than their editorship over the following 10 years. In different phrases, Dr. Prebish has been interested in almost every little thing fascinating within the Buddhist global over the last forty-five years. as a result of his exact involvement and durability, he has a big old checklist to rfile and percentage, and an important variety of tales to inform. those tales let us percentage his extraordinary own trip, and supply a real “insider’s” perspective. It even provides us an extraordinary and mostly unknown photograph into the area of activity, the place he turned a nationally revered Olympic-style wrestling legit and one of many best, early scholarly proponents of the exploration of the connection among game and faith. Chuck’s tales are sort and compassionate. An American Buddhist lifestyles: Memoirs of a latest Dharma Pioneer makes for a good read!

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