Book Excerpt! Buddhism in America, By Richard Hughes Seager (introduction)

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

We are ending this week’s celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with this excerpt from the revised and expanded edition of Buddhism in America, by Richard Hughes Seager. In this work, Seager discusses the shifts of American Buddhism in the face of Westernization and modernization. Read the introduction for more on the practices of convert and immigrant Buddhists in the United States.

If you enjoyed this excerpt, be sure to enter this week’s drawing for a chance to win a copy of the book!

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