- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Shambhala; Subsequent edition (March 10, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1570622701
- ISBN-13: 978-1570622700
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,840,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You're visiting New York and you'd like to sit with a local meditation group? No problem. New to Saskatoon and looking for Buddhist companions? No problem. Searching for a retreat center as far away as you can get from home? No problem. Just crack open The Complete Guide to Buddhist America and you're halfway to your destination. Don Morreale has managed to compile a database of over a thousand Buddhist meditation centers throughout the United States and Canada, including for each a capsule description, address, phone, e- mail, lineage, spiritual head, date established, facilities, publications, meditation program, and retreats offered. And it is more than just a yellow pages of American Buddhism. Morreale has gathered together numerous essays by masters and by regular practitioners to get their take on this specific Zen center or that particular sangha. In fact, these pieces are so full of personal insight that they are worth the price of the book, themselves. Add on the half- page summaries of organizations like DharmaNet International, Zen Hospice Project, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and you've got a priceless encyclopedia of American Zen. --Brian Bruya
From Library Journal
According to Morreale, who has studied in Zen, Tibetan, and Theravadan traditions, there are over 1000 Buddhist meditation centers in America. This very clear presentation of a complex mass of material gives names, addresses, and short descriptions of every sort of dharma center operating in America at the time it was written. The profiles of centers, biographical sketches, and commentary by American teachers and students interspersed throughout make it a lasting resource. (LJ 5/15/98)
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