The Emergence of Secular Insight Practices in Australia

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Show simple item record Bubna-Litic, David en_US Higgins, Winton en_US 2009-11-12T05:32:16Z 2009-11-12T05:32:16Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2007001235 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bubna-Litic David and Higgins Winton 2007, 'The Emergence of Secular Insight Practices in Australia', Journal of Global Buddhism, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 157-173. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1527-6457 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years insight (vipassana) practice in Australia has diversified in content and spawned new institutions that present a more secular face. These changes exemplify the development of global Buddhism elsewhere rather than some local, sui generis divergence from international trends. Nonetheless, the unusual prominence of Buddhist migrants in the Australian population has influenced the interaction between traditional and western Buddhists, and thus the emergence of the new trends. In interpreting the transformations in question, we make heuristic use both of Martin Baumann s periodization of Buddhist history, with its characterization of the present stage as global, and Stephen Batchelor s distinction between religious Buddhism and dharma practice. The Australian experience highlights the value of the earlier interaction between migrant and locally-born Buddhists, and the formative effect their later separation has on lay practice. This experience also points to the salience of forms of association when secular Buddhist practice melds with the Western values of inclusiveness and equality, not least in gender relations. en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Global Buddhism en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title The Emergence of Secular Insight Practices in Australia en_US
dc.parent Journal of Global Buddhism en_US
dc.journal.volume 8 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 157 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 173 en_US 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 Religion and Religious Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 998319 en_US

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