Event Title

Religious Pluralism in Asheville's Buddhist Communities

Presenter Information

James O'Leary, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 323

Start Date

30-4-2015 3:05 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

My project explores the ways in which religious pluralism manifests itself in Asheville, North Carolina, with a focus on Buddhist Centers in the area. Through the lens of Buddhist centers in the area, I aim to find in what ways pluralism in Asheville reflects pluralism in America more broadly and in what ways Asheville is unique in its pluralist interactions. Furthermore, I contextualize the practices and demographics of Buddhism in Asheville within trends in American Buddhism more broadly, exploring how Asheville aligns with or deviates from these trends.

Faculty Sponsor

Debra Campbell

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1412

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Apr 30th, 3:05 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Religious Pluralism in Asheville's Buddhist Communities

Diamond 323

My project explores the ways in which religious pluralism manifests itself in Asheville, North Carolina, with a focus on Buddhist Centers in the area. Through the lens of Buddhist centers in the area, I aim to find in what ways pluralism in Asheville reflects pluralism in America more broadly and in what ways Asheville is unique in its pluralist interactions. Furthermore, I contextualize the practices and demographics of Buddhism in Asheville within trends in American Buddhism more broadly, exploring how Asheville aligns with or deviates from these trends.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/368