Asian American Religious Cultures [2 volumes] by Jonathan H. X. Lee

By Jonathan H. X. Lee

A source perfect for college students in addition to normal readers, this two-volume encyclopedia examines the variety of the Asian American and Pacific Islander non secular experience.

• Covers either universal motifs in Asian American spiritual tradition, corresponding to chinese language New 12 months gala's and mortuary rituals, in addition to many newly verified religion traditions

• comprises entries on infrequently addressed issues inside of Asian American faith, akin to Hezhen Shamanism

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In a Buddhist context these arts teach one not to accumulate karma, which ties one to the cycles of rebirth, in addition to teaching concentration, awareness, clarity of thought, and mental relaxation. Meditative arts are frequently taught in Buddhist temples and “wellness” programs. Another popular internal art is hatha yoga. Hatha yoga is from India and comes to the United States in similar ways as the Buddhist meditative arts. In a Hindu context, hatha yoga is the physical exercises that help one to reach higher mental and spiritual states of being, and hence it is united with meditation, spiritual education, and medicine.

Reading the New Testament. Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2008. Reitz, Henry W. ” Semeia 90–91 (2002): 145–57. Sano, Roy I. ” Semeia 90–91 (2002): 105–18. Care and Service Definitions and Historical Context Within the experiential context of Asian Americans and their religious cultures, the terms care and service refer to the approaches, strategies, and skills through which persons who represent a specific faith community—whether they be ordained, commissioned, monastic, or laity— offer emotional, spiritual, and occasionally material support and assistance to persons in crisis or need.

University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999. , ed. New Spiritual Homes: Religion and Asian Americans. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 1999. Yoo, David K. Growing Up Nisei: Race, Generation, and Culture among Japanese Americans of California, 1924–49. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000. Yu, Henry. Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Guide to Related Topics ESSAYS Arts and Cultural Production Bible and Asian Americans Care and Service Catholics Christian Fellowships Gender and Sexuality Immigration Interpretation Islamophobia Jews LGBT Asian Americans and Christianity Muslims Panethnic Religious Institutions Politics and Religion Religion and Law Religion, Race, and Orientalism Secularization and Asian Americans Spirituality Theological Construction ENTRIES Canonical Literature Confucian Canon Daoist Canon Hindu Canon xxxi Islamic Canon Sikh Canon Tripiṭaka (Buddhist Canon) Ethnic Religious Communities Afghan American Religions Burmese Americans Cambodian American Religions Cambodian Americans and Mormonism Cham Americans Cham Muslims Chamorro Spirituality Chinese American Religions Filipino Protestants Hawaiian Religion Hezhen (Nānai) Shamanism Hmong American Religions Hmong Shamanism Indian American Christians Indian American Muslims Indian American Sikhs Indonesian American Muslims Indonesian American Religions Iu Mien Japanese American Christianity Japanese American Internment, Remembrance and Redress xxxii Guide to Related Topics Japanese American Mortuary and Memorial Rituals Japanese American Religions Korean American Religions Korean Buddhism Korean Shamanism Laotian American Religions Marshall Islands, Religion in Micronesian and Polynesian Traditional Religions Mongolian American Religions Nepali American Religions Okinawan (Ryūkyūan) Spiritual Culture Pacific Islander Religious Cultures Pakistani American Religions Samoan Spirituality Taiwanese American Religions Thai American Religions Thai Buddhist Immigrant Culture Thai Buddhist Immigrant Spirituality Tibetan American Religions Tongan Spirituality Vietnamese American Buddhists Vietnamese American Catholics Vietnamese American Religions Yamato Colony Religious Arts and Music Aikidō Arabic (Islamic) Calligraphy Buddha Image Butoh Chanoyu Chinese Drama and Religion Classical Indian Dance Hindustani Classical Music Japanese Gardens Shin Buddhist Music Sho, Calligraphy Religious Concepts, Deities, Ideas, and Symbols Aloha Spirit Dragons Guangong Guanyin Han Kava Lotus Flower Nāga Reincarnation in Dharmic Religions Sikh Gurus Sovereignty Swastika Tianhou, Empress of Heaven Yinyang Religious Denominations, Sects, and Traditions Asiamericans in the Episcopal Church Caodaism Confucianism Daoism El Shaddai Falun Dafa/Falun Gong Filipino Protestants Gedatsu-kai Higashi Honganji Hoa Hao Buddhism Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Ijun Jainism Jehovah’s Witnesses Jōdo Shū (Pure Land Sect) Konkōkyō/The Konko Faith Lutherans Mahikari (True Light) Malaysian American Religions Mormons Nichiren Shōshū Nichiren Shū North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) Presbyterian Churches of Japanese Heritage Reiyūkai Rinzai Zen Risshō Kōsei-kai (RKK) Santo Niño Seichō no Ie (SNI) Sekai Kyūsei-kyō Izunome (Church of World Messianity) Selma (California) Japanese Mission Church Seventh-day Adventist Church Shamanism, Modern Shingon Shinnyo-en Shinrankai Shintō Soka Gakkai Sōtō Zen Tendai Shū Tenrikyō Theravāda Buddhism United Church of Christ (UCC) United Methodism Religious Festivals Chinese New Year Duanwu Festival Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice Ghost Festival/Zhongyuan Festival Indian Festivals Matsuri Mid-Autumn Festival Obon (Urabon) Qingming Festival Ramadan Songkran Guide to Related Topics xxxiii Ullambana Assembly Vesākha (Vesak) Religious Figures Aglipay, Gregorio (1860–1940) Bhante Dharmawara (Bellong Mahathera) (1889–1999) Chan, Wing-tsit (1901–1994) Choy, Wilbur W.

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