February 19, 2021


Footnotes on "Buddhism And Whiteness"

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Frances Garrett Tony Scott
Footnotes on "Buddhism And Whiteness"
Buddhist Studies Footnotes
Footnotes on "Buddhism And Whiteness"

Feb 19 2021 | 00:14:02


Show Notes

A summary preview of two chapters, Laurie Cassidy's “The Tranquil Meditator” and Carol J. Moeller's “’bell hooks Made Me a Buddhist’: Liberatory Cross-Cultural Learning—Or Is This Just Another Case of How White People Steal Everything?” from the book, Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections. From a series of lectures by Dr Frances Garrett from a University of Toronto course that surveys historical, cultural, and textual contexts for Buddhist meditation, with a focus on the role of race in the history of Buddhist meditation in North America. We examine how Buddhist meditation practices including mindfulness have been shaped by, and even contributed to, forces like colonialism, orientalism, capitalism, and white supremacy in the last hundred years or so in North America.

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