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HeartwoodThe First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America$
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Wendy Cadge

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780226088990

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.001.0001

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Lived Buddhism: The Construction of Teaching and Practice at Wat Phila and CIMC

Lived Buddhism: The Construction of Teaching and Practice at Wat Phila and CIMC

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(p.82) Chapter 4 Lived Buddhism: The Construction of Teaching and Practice at Wat Phila and CIMC
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Heartwood
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0004

This chapter examines how Buddha's teachings at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) are presented ideologically and interpreted and lived by the practitioners. The chapter conceive of the organizations as containers and explains what is inside each container and how practitioners gather these ideas into their personal understanding, practices, and ways of seeing the world. By exploring the contents of the organizational containers and practitioners' individual understandings, the chapter concludes that the people at Wat Phila and the CIMC share some common understandings of the Buddha's teachings, amid their many differences.

Keywords:   Wat Phila, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Theravada Buddhism, America, Buddhist organizations, religious practitioners, teachings

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