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Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West By Jeffery Paine

Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West
by Jeffery Paine

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Disaffected with other religious traditions, yet searching for meaning, huge numbers of Americans have found their way to the wisdom of Tibetan lamas in exile. Jeffery Paine narrates how Tibetan Buddhism became the ideal religion for a "post-religious" age.
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Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West Summary


Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West by Jeffery Paine

The colorful tale of the successful flowering of an obscure, ancient Eastern sect in the modern world. In a single generation, Tibetan Buddhism developed from the faith of a remote mountain people, associated with bizarre, almost medieval, superstitions, to perhaps the most rapidly growing and celebrity-studded religion in the West. Disaffected with other religious traditions yet searching for meaning, huge numbers of Americans have found their way to the wisdom of Tibetan lamas in exile. Earthy, humorous, commonsensical, and eccentric, these flamboyant teacherslarger-than-life characters like Lama Yeshe and Chogyma Trungpaproved to be charismatic and gifted ambassadors for their ancient religion. So did two Western women, born in Brooklyn and London's East End, whose homegrown religious intuitions turned out to be identical with the most sophisticated Tibetan teachings, revealing them to be reincarnated lamas. With great flair for both the sublime and the human, Jeffrey Paine narrates in page-turning, richly informative fashion how Tibetan Buddhismrarified and sensual, mystical and commonsensicalbecame the ideal religion for a "post-religious" age. 15 photographs.

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About Jeffery Paine


Jeffrey Paine is the former editor of the Wilson Quarterly, the author of Father India, and the editor of The Poetry of Our World. He lives in Washington, DC.

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GOR003648848
Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West by Jeffery Paine
Jeffery Paine
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
2004-03-16
288
0393019683
9780393019681
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