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Radical Dharma Book Group
October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
For the next three months, we will be reading Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation by Joseph Cheah. The book can be made available to those who are committed to at least two of the three meetings. We will be reading / discussing the book through Chapter 1 (Intro and Chapter 1) (see schedule below)
About the book:
“Through the lens of racial formation, Cheah demonstrates how adaptations of Buddhist practices by immigrants, converts, and sympathizers have taken place within an environment already permeated with the logic and ideology of whiteness and white supremacy.”
“The narrative illuminates the ways in which “whiteness’ pervades Americans’ sense of Buddhism and the competing forces that ethnic practitioners must deal with in order to maintain their religious identity.”