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Understanding Buddhism Through the Lives of Practitioners

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Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners provides a series of case studies of Asian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, and class, whose lives are representative of the ways in which Buddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition. Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist belief through the lives of believers, illustrating how the religion is put into practice in everyday life Takes as its foundation the inherent diversity within Buddhist society, rather than focusing on the spiritual and philosophical elite within Buddhism Reveals how individuals have negotiated the choices, tensions, and rewards of living in a Buddhist society Features carefully chosen case studies which cover a range of Asian and modern Western Buddhists Explores a broad range of possible Buddhist orientations in contemporary and historical contexts
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Todd Lewis is Professor in the Religious Studies Department at The College of the Holy Cross. He is one of the world's leading authorities on the social history of Buddhism. His most recent book, Sugata Saurabha: A Poem on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya of Nepal, was awarded the Toshide Numata Book Prize for the best book in Buddhist Studies in 2010 and the Khyentse Foundation Award in 2012, for the best translation of a Buddhist text. In 2011, Professor Lewis was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.


Notes on Contributors ix Preface xiii Acknowledgments xv Introduction 1 Todd Lewis Part I Buddhists in the Earliest andMedieval Eras 11 1 The Female Householder Mallika 13 Kristin Scheible 2 Bhadda Kundalakesa:The Ex-Jain 21 Alice Collett 3 Two Noted Householders of the Buddhas Time: Upasika Vishakha and Upasaka Anathapindika 29 Todd Lewis 4 Nagarjuna:TheGreatPhilosopher 39 Joseph Walser 5 WhoIsUncleDonpa? 52 David J. Cooper 6 Ma-chig Lab-dron: Mother of Tibetan Buddhist Chod 62 Michelle J. Sorensen Part II Buddhist Lives in theWest 71 7 I.B. Horner and the Twentieth-Century Development of Buddhism in theWest 73 Grace G. Burford 8 Takyu: A Young Buddhist Nun at a Chan Temple in the English Midlands 80 George D. Chryssides 9 Refuge and Reconnection: One LaoWomans Story 87 Stewart Jobrack 10 Conversion, Devotion, and (Trans-)Mission: Understanding Ole Nydahl 96 Burkhard Scherer 11 Noah Levine: Punk Rocker and Buddhist Meditation Teacher 107 Brooke Schedneck 12 Legendary Beat Poet: Allen Ginsberg 115 Tony Trigilio 13 Dr. Stephen John Fulder: Founder of Vipassana in Israel 124 Joseph Loss 14 Amala Sensei: Zen Priest 133 Sally McAra Part III Buddhist Lives in South and Southeast Asia 145 15 Pawinee Bunkhun:The Life of a Thai Buddhist Upasika 147 Rachelle M. Scott 16 Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma 157 Bradley S. Clough 17 Corporal Monk: Venerable Sudinnas Journey from the Sri Lankan Army to the Buddhist Sangha 165 DanielW. Kent 18 The Lure of Renunciation and theWays of theWorld: MaechiiWabi ofThailand 172 Sid Brown 19 Becoming aTheravada Modernist Buddhist in Contemporary Nepal 179 Lauren Leve Part IV Buddhist Lives in the Himalayan Region 191 20 Tenpe Gyaltsen: The Fifth Jamyang Zhepa 193 Paul K. Nietupski 21 A Female Tibetan Buddhist Diviner in Darjeeling 201 Tanya M. Zivkovic 22 Tsultrim Zangmo: A Twenty-First-Century Tibetan BuddhistWoman in South Asia 209 TsultrimZangmo andMichelle J. Sorensen 23 Bakula Arhats Journeys to the North: The Life andWork of the 19th Kushok Bakula in Russia and Mongolia 218 Vesna A. Wallace 24 Hunger, HardWork, and Uncertainty: Tashi Dondrup Reminisces on Life and Death in a Tibetan Village 228 Geoff Childs 25 Benefiting the Doctrine and Sentient Beings: The Life of a Tibetan Lineage Master and the Ethos of Altruistic Action 236 Nicolas Sihl 26 Living Practical Dharma: Chomo Khandru and the Himalayan Bon Tradition 246 Sara Shneiderman 27 Excavating the Stories of Border-CrossingWomen Masters in Modern Buddhism: The Oral Biography of Pelling AniWangdzin and Her Family 257 Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa Part V Buddhist Lives in East Asia 265 28 The Life of a Contemporary Japanese Buddhist Priest: Protecting the Dharma and Ensuring Its Flowwith All ofOnes Strength 267 Naoyuki Ogi 29 Toshihide Numata: Igniting the Flame of the Dharma 274 Naoyuki Ogi 30 Senoo Giro:The Life and Thought of a Radical Buddhist 280 James Mark Shields 31 Building a Culture of Social Engagement: Nichiren Buddhism and Soka Gakkai Buddhists in Japan 289 Anne Mette Fisker-Nielsen 32 Blood and Teardrops:The Life and Travels of Venerable Fazun 296 Brenton Sullivan 33 A Modern Chinese Laywoman: Dumplings, Dharani, and Dedication Honest Auntie Li Tries to Be a Good Buddhist 305 Alison Denton Jones Index 317 For an alternative table of contents that, for the purposes of teaching, arranges the biographies into the various schools of Buddhism, please go to www.wiley.com/go/lewisbuddhism.