Episode 305 :: Ann Gleig :: American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity

Ann Gleig

Ann Gleig joins us to speak about her new book, American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity.

It was just a few years ago that secular Buddhism was an unknown term, and in many contemporary Buddhist circles, unwelcome. Though there are still those who have difficulty with it, the fact is secular Buddhism has attained a tipping point as people now routinely refer to themselves as Secular Buddhists. But this isn’t the only way in which the teachings and practices handed down through the ages have come to grips with *this* age and in America. The Secular Buddhist Association features prominently in our guest’s new book, along with many other fascinating ways in which people engage with the dharma.

Ann Gleig is associate professor of religious studies at the University of Central Florida. She is co-editor of Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism, and has published widely on contemporary Buddhism.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Moderni-tea. I’m not kidding, that’s a real thing.


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