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NBN Classic: Ann Gleig, "American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity" (Yale UP, 2019)

New Books in Buddhist Studies

This episode proved remarkably popular, so we're reposting it as an NBN classic for those who missed it the first time.In her new book, American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity (Yale University Press, 2019), Ann Gleig makes a major contribution to scholarship on American Buddhism. Gleig focuses on meditation-based convert Buddhist lineages in North America, and in particular she is interested in the generational changes underway in these groups. The first generations of convert Buddhist teachers often modernized the tradition in distinctly American ways, and now Gen X and millennial Buddhists are re-engaging with the tradition but bringing to their Buddhist practice and teaching new questions. The issues that they—and Gleig, in her study—tackle include mindfulness as a secular and commercialized practice, sex scandals, and new technologies. These Buddhists ask how their communities should address racism and social injustice, and what the goal of practice should be. Gleig sets her fine-grained ethnographic research within a larger discussion of Buddhist modernism, arguing that the convert Buddhism is better understood through the lens of post-modernity.Natasha Heller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. You can find her on Twitter @nheller or email her at nheller@virginia.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/buddhist-studies

1hr 29mins

1 Oct 2022

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Cali Claptrap: Integral Conversations

In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with guest Ann Gleig. Ann Gleig is an associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Central Florida and author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity. Her book presents Buddhism's introduction to the West and its manifestations through America’s cultural evolutions. In 1968, Chögyam Trungpa said that the West needed a different approach to Buddhism.  What became of this approach? 50 years later, American Dharma examines Buddhism's integration and dissociation in American culture viewed through a post-modern lens: sexual misconduct, the exclusion of people of color and the commodification of mindfulness are just a few of the topics investigated in the book.  Listeners familiar with Integral Theory will appreciate the section on Integral Zen. Diane Musho Hamilton sensei and husband Michael Mugako Zimmerman discuss how they incorporate the integral map at the Two Arrows Zen community in response to these post-modern crises.  The triple gem of Buddhism are the Buddha, the Sangha and the Dharma.  In the book, there are many references by Buddhist scholars and practitioners such as, "gentrification of the dharma", "decolonizing the dharma", "hack the dharma", "debug the source code of the dharma" to list just some examples. So, what exactly is the Dharma? If it is true that we are transitioning into a metamodern era, what changes have the Buddhist communities in the West made to adapt to this new age?  Regarding the Sangha, Thich Nhat Hanh said that "the next Buddha might take the form of a community". How can the post-Boomer generations answer this call and have they lived up to their self-declarations?  Towards the end of our conversation, Ann and I reflect upon the issue of class, neoliberalism and the response of the Buddhist communities.  To find out the answers to these questions and much more, please tune in and enjoy!  Ann Gleig can be found on Twitter @agleig  As part of the Buddhism and Race speaker series sponsored by the Harvard Buddhist Community, Ann will be a guest speaker on 4/22. Check out this magical poster and description here: https://buddhismandrace.com/5-ann-gleig

50mins

12 Mar 2021

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Ep. 54 – Postmodern Buddhism with Ann Gleig

The Road Home with Ethan Nichtern

On this episode of The Road Home, Ann Gleig joins Ethan Nichtern for a conversation about her book, American Dharma, and the state of postmodern Buddhism in the Western world. Ann Gleig is an associate professor of religion and cultural studies at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52mins

16 Feb 2021

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Episode 26: Dr. Ann Gleig, Part 2

Being Social Justice: The Spirituality and Social Justice Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Ann Gleig Associate Prof of Religion and Cultural Studies at University of Central Florida and author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity, unpacks the meaning of spiritual bypassing as an understanding that spiritual practice on its own cannot address the needs of psychological development. Listen in to part 2 of this interview with Dr. Ann Gleig. If you wish to contact Dr. Gleig, she can be reached at Ann.gleig@ucf.edu. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beingsocialjustice/support

42mins

26 Oct 2020

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Episode 25: Dr. Ann Gleig, Part 1

Being Social Justice: The Spirituality and Social Justice Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Ann Gleig Associate Prof of Religion and Cultural Studies at University of Central Florida and author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity discusses how Whiteness and the rise of Buddhism as counterculture in the 60s has informed the way White Buddhists presently ignore issues of racial injustice and delegitimate the need for actual change in American Buddhist spaces. Dr. Gleig pushes listeners to consider how Whiteness is seen and experienced as an unconscious identity. If you wish to contact Dr. Gleig she can be reached at: Ann.Gleig@ucf.edu. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beingsocialjustice/support

33mins

19 Oct 2020

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Ann Gleig, "American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity" (Yale UP, 2019)

New Books in Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness

With Buddhism entering the mainstream of American society, it inevitably encounters the cultural and social forces that make ours a postmodern society. Ann Gleig’s new book traces out the multifaceted ways in which Buddhism is engaging and adapting to this new world. After tracing the rise of Buddhist modernism, both in Asia and in this country, American Dharma examines how Buddhist practitioners and communities are exploring the Dharma in new ways. Separate chapters cover the rise of secular mindfulness and the backlash it has provoked, the interplay of Dharma and psychotherapy in light of the sexual scandals that have upended many communities, the Buddhist response to issues of racism, social justice and inclusivity, techno-Buddhism, and the shift from Boomer Buddhism to NextGen Buddhism.Jack Petranker is the director of the Center for Creative Inquiry and Mangalam Buddhist Research Center, and founding teacher of Full Presence Mindfulness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/spiritual-practice-and-mindfulness

1hr 21mins

30 Aug 2019

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Sameness & Difference in American Dharma, with Ann Gleig

Buddhist Geeks

In this deep dive into the emerging territory of American Dharma, scholar-practitioner Ann Gleig joins with Buddhist Geeks host Vince Horn to explore a plurality of perspectives, some overlooked and marginalized, some debated for millennia. Over 2 hours of deep dialogical podcasting, Ann & Vince explore the larger territory of postmodernism in relation to American Dharma from multiple philosophical vantages, including the ‘post secular’, the ‘postcolonial’, and also in this conversation the ‘metamodern.’Favorite Quotes:"It can be challenging to mediate closeness with critique.” - Ann Gleig“Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Evolving.” - David Loy“In a way there’s no way around it, you kind of have to do the hard confrontational work of practice.” - Ann Gleig Episode Links:📖 "American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity" by Ann Gleig🎙 Metadharma: Set & Setting by Vince Horn📄 Postmodernism📄 Postsecularism📄 Postcolonialism📄 Metamodernism📄 Buddhist Modernism📄 Enlightenments Beyond the Enlightenment by David Chapman📺 From Buddhist Hippies to Buddhist Geeks by Ann Gleig📖 "Immunity to Change" by Robert Kegan📄 Carl Jung📄 Ken Wilber📄 Lawrence Kohlberg📄 Carol Gilligan📄 Strategic Essentialism📄 "The Fourth Turning" by Ken Wilber📄 "The Way of Tenderness" by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel🔗 Angel Kyodo Williams🔗 Jeffrey J. Kripal📄 Spiritual Bypassing: An Interview with John Welwood📖 "Nonduality: In Buddhism and Beyond” by David Loy📖 “Tripping with Allah” by Michael Muhammad Knight🔗 Jorge Ferrer🔗 White Privilege🔗 White Awake🔗 Inclusion 2.0See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2hr 9mins

11 Jul 2019

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Ann Gleig, "American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity" (Yale UP, 2019)

New Books in Anthropology

In her new book, American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity (Yale University Press, 2019), Ann Gleig makes a major contribution to scholarship on American Buddhism. Gleig focuses on meditation-based convert Buddhist lineages in North America, and in particular she is interested in the generational changes underway in these groups. The first generations of convert Buddhist teachers often modernized the tradition in distinctly American ways, and now Gen X and millennial Buddhists are re-engaging with the tradition but bringing to their Buddhist practice and teaching new questions. The issues that they—and Gleig, in her study—tackle include mindfulness as a secular and commercialized practice, sex scandals, and new technologies. These Buddhists ask how their communities should address racism and social injustice, and what the goal of practice should be. Gleig sets her fine-grained ethnographic research within a larger discussion of Buddhist modernism, arguing that the convert Buddhism is better understood through the lens of post-modernity.Natasha Heller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. You can find her on Twitter @nheller or email her at nheller@virginia.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/anthropology

1hr 29mins

26 Apr 2019

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Ann Gleig, "American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity" (Yale UP, 2019)

New Books in Critical Theory

In her new book, American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity (Yale University Press, 2019), Ann Gleig makes a major contribution to scholarship on American Buddhism. Gleig focuses on meditation-based convert Buddhist lineages in North America, and in particular she is interested in the generational changes underway in these groups. The first generations of convert Buddhist teachers often modernized the tradition in distinctly American ways, and now Gen X and millennial Buddhists are re-engaging with the tradition but bringing to their Buddhist practice and teaching new questions. The issues that they—and Gleig, in her study—tackle include mindfulness as a secular and commercialized practice, sex scandals, and new technologies. These Buddhists ask how their communities should address racism and social injustice, and what the goal of practice should be. Gleig sets her fine-grained ethnographic research within a larger discussion of Buddhist modernism, arguing that the convert Buddhism is better understood through the lens of post-modernity.Natasha Heller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. You can find her on Twitter @nheller or email her at nheller@virginia.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

1hr 29mins

26 Apr 2019

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Spirit Matters Talk

Ann Gleig is associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Central Florida, where she specializes in Asian religions, Asian religions in America, and Religion and Psychoanalysis. She is co-editor (with Lola Williamson) of the book Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism, has published numerous scholarly articles, and contributed chapters to several books. She is also Co-Chair for the Mysticism Group, and a Steering Committee Member for the Buddhism in the West Group, at the American Academy of Religion. Her latest book is American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity. We spoke about that book and various issues around contemporary Buddhism in America. Learn more about Ann Gleig here: https://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/faculty-staff/?id=569

31mins

24 Mar 2019

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