How the swans came to the lake: a narrative history of Buddhism in America

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Shambhala, Apr 12, 1986 - Religion - 445 pages
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This new updated edition of "How the Swans Came to the Lake" includes much new information about recent events in Buddhist groups in America and discusses such issues as spiritual authority, the role of women, and social action.

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User Review  - Francesca Hampton - Goodreads

A fascinating account of the coming of Buddhism to the west. You might be surprised how early it started! Focused with most detail on Zen Buddhism but it covers Tibetan and other forms as well. Includes startling life stories of unique individuals who have made a difference in this saga. Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Michael - Goodreads

Rick Fields provides the best account yet of Buddhism in America and its particular appeal which makes it among the country's fastest growing religions. Read full review

Contents

THE CENTRAL REGION
13
THREE THE MINE OF SANSKRIT
31
FOUR THE RESTLESS PIONEERS
54
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