The emergence of Secular Insight Practice in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Bubna-Litic, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Higgins, Winton en_US
dc.contributor.editor Christina Rocha and Michelle Baker en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:32:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:32:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011004469 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bubna-Litic David and Higgins John 2011, 'The emergence of Secular Insight Practice in Australia', in NA (ed.), Routledge, Oxford, UK, pp. 23-35. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-415-56818-0 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17897
dc.description.abstract In Australia over the last three decades, secular insight (vipassana) meditation practice has increasingly drawn away from its Theravadin origins, thus exemplifying a wider trend in western Buddhist circles over the second half of the last century, to loosen ties with their Asian traditions of origin. In 1998 Batchelor articulated the divergence by drawing a contrast between 'religious Buddhism' and 'dharma practice' in his Buddhism without Beliefs (Batchelor 1998a), a contrast with resonances in the changes now unfolding in Australia. He elaborated his key concepts, not least the 'deep agnosticism' he discerned in the Buddha's own teaching, in other writings published in the same year (Batchelor 1998b; 1998c). The contrast acknowledges a strong tendency towards secularization in the re-rendering of Buddhism in culturally appropriate terms for westerners who, from the 1970s, began to practise meditation seriously in this tradition in significant numbers. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title The emergence of Secular Insight Practice in Australia en_US
dc.parent Buddhism In Australia: Traditions in Change en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 35 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 220400 en_US
dc.personcode 887548 en_US
dc.personcode 998319 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Religion and Religious Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Buddhism, meditation, Australia, modernity, postmodernity, secularism en_US
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dc.staffid 998319 en_US


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