Alexander Wynne (March 2018) reviews Buddhism in America

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cjmacie
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Alexander Wynne (March 2018) reviews Buddhism in America

Post by cjmacie » Mon May 21, 2018 12:41 pm

"Buddhism without Nirvana, or Nirvana without Buddhism?" -- book review and discussion. :reading:
https://www.academia.edu/36634130/Buddh ... t_Buddhism

also c.f. some discussion at:
https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/al ... ica/9522/3

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Re: Alexander Wynne (March 2018) reviews Buddhism in America

Post by binocular » Thu May 24, 2018 12:19 pm

cjmacie wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:41 pm
"Buddhism without Nirvana, or Nirvana without Buddhism?" -- book review and discussion. :reading:
https://www.academia.edu/36634130/Buddh ... t_Buddhism
Thank you for linking to this review, I find it very helpful!

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Re: Alexander Wynne (March 2018) reviews Buddhism in America

Post by DooDoot » Fri May 25, 2018 11:39 am

Braun shows thatAmerican mindfulness is the product of two traditions of Theravadin insight meditation (vipassana) which tracetheir roots to colonial Burma: those deriving from the Burmese monk Mahasi Sayadaw and the Indian layman S. N.Goenka. But Goenka was a disciple of U Ba Khin, who was a disciple of U Po Thet, who was in turn a disciple of LediSayadaw and Mahasi Sayadaw was a disciple of Mingun Sayadaw, the meditative teachings of whom were fashioned in a sphere of lay religiosity created and pervaded by the influence of Ledi Sayadaw. The origins of the mindfulness movement, East and West, are thus rooted in Ledi Sayadaws modernizing efforts. Meditation, as taught by Ledi, was heavily influenced by Abhidhamma scholasticism, with a focus on insight or knowledge (panna) rather than meditative absorption (jhana, samadhi).

https://www.academia.edu/36634130/Buddh ... t_Buddhism
Does the review mention "sati" as "governance" (ādhipateyya) over what is "wholesome" & "unwholesome"? Or does the review merely refer to "non-judgmental awareness"?

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