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Buddhism in Australia


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Preface Martin Baumann 1. Introduction Cristina Rocha and Michelle Barker Part 1: Academic A) Localising Buddhism in Australia 2. The Emergence of Secular Insight Practice in Australia David Bubna-Litic and Winton Higgins 3. Zen in Australia: Tradition, Challenges and Innovation Leesa Davis 4. Green Tara in Australia: Reassesing the Relationship between Gender, Religion and Power Relations Ruth Fitzpatrick B) Buddhist Impacts on Land and Culture 5. Buddhifying Australia: Multicultural Capital and Buddhist Material Culture in Rural Victoria Sally McAra 6. Locating a Buddhist Temple in Wollongong, New South Wales Gordon Waitt 7. Sydney, a City Growing Within: The Establishment of Buddhist Centres in Western Sydney John Skennar 8. Adaptation and Continuity in Cambodian Buddhist Temples: Implications for Service Delivery and Community Development Shiva Vasi Part 2: The Buddhist Community A) Adaptations and Challenges 9. Transformations of Insight Patrick Kearney 10. Soka Gakkai: Dialogue as the transformative expression of Buddhist Humanism Elizabeth Bowen 11. Ordaining Women in Australia Nagasuri 12. The Journey of a Lay Female Zen Teacher: 'On a Withered Tree a Flower Blooms' Subhana Barzaghi 13. Changes and Challenges to Vietnamese Buddhism in Australia Tuong Quang Luu B) Buddhism in Action Down Under 14. Educating for Wisdom and Compassion Mind Patricia Sherwood 15. Venerable Robina Courtin: An Unconventional Buddhist? Anna Halafoff 16. A Life of High Adventure: Integrating the Monk and Pastor Thich Thong Phap 17. The Buddhist Council of Victoria and the Challenges of Recognising Buddhism as a Religion in Australia Diana Cousens 18. Challenges to Teaching Buddhism in Contemporary Society Choedak Rinpoche

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University of Western Sydney, Australia Future Initiatives, Australia

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