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Losing Our Religion – Ann Gleig

Jul 10, 2022

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Have Westerners created a new and viable form of Buddhism, or has something been lost in translation? 

Ann looks at how Berkeley professor Robert Sharf argues that with our emphasis on individual experience and meditation, we risk cutting ourselves off from the benefits of a greater tradition.  

SUGGESTED READING:
Bob Sharf, “Losing Our Religion”  
https://tricycle.org/magazine/losing-our-religion-2/
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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 (Yale University Press, 2019). She is currently working on a collaborative book with Amy Langenberg on sexual misconduct and abuse in contemporary Buddhism, which is under advance contract with Yale University Press. 

Learn more about Ann, with links to many of her published articles, at https://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/faculty-staff/profile/569 

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