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Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion (New and Alternative Religions)
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Yoga, karma, meditation, guru—these terms, once obscure, are now a part of the American lexicon


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  • Transcendent In America: Hindu-inspired Meditation Movements As New Religion available on February 28 2015 from Indigo for 29.95
  • Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion (New and Alternative Religions) available on February 02 2015 from Amazon for $23.99
  • ISBN bar code 9780814794500 ξ3 registered November 21 2018
  • ISBN bar code 9780814794500 ξ5 registered February 04 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780814794500 ξ4 registered February 02 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780814794500 ξ1 registered June 01 2012
  • ISBN bar code 9780814794500 ξ2 registered April 22 2012
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by NYU Press

  • # 978081479450
  • # 9015925

  • Product weight is 0.85 lbs.
Combining Hinduism with Western concepts and values, a new hybrid form of religion has developed in the United States over the past century. In Transcendent in America, Lola Williamson traces the history of various Hindu-inspired movements in America, and argues that together they constitute a discrete category of religious practice, a distinct and identifiable form of new religion.Williamson provides an overview of the emergence of these movements through examining exchanges between Indian Hindus and American intellectuals such as Thomas Jefferson and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and illuminates how Protestant traditions of inner experience paved the way for Hindu-style movements’ acceptance in the West.Williamson focuses on three movements—Self-Realization Fellowship, Transcendental Meditation, and Siddha Yoga—as representative of the larger of phenomenon of Hindu-inspired meditation movements. She provides a window into the beliefs and practices of followers of these movements by offering concrete examples from their words and experiences that shed light on their world view, lifestyle, and relationship with their gurus. Drawing on scholarly research, numerous interviews, and decades of personal experience with Hindu-style practices, Williamson makes a convincing case that Hindu-inspired meditation movements are distinct from both immigrant Hinduism and other forms of Asian-influenced or “New Age” groups.

References
    ^ (2012). Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion (revised Oct 2013)
    ^ (2012). Transcendent in America:Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion, NYU Press. (revised May 2012)
    ^ New and Alternative Religions: Transcendent in America : Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion by Lola Williamson (2010, Paperback) (revised Jan 2019)
    ^ (2010). Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion (New and Alternative Religions), NYU Press. Amazon. (revised Feb 2015)
    ^ Transcendent In America: Hindu-inspired Meditation Movements As New Religion Indigo. (revised Feb 2015)

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This is a thougt provoking perspective on a definite movement in America of incorporating Hindu wisdom with the western perspective.
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I've been a yoga teacher for many years and originally began practicing yoga for health and fitness. Like many of my students though, I naturally began to learn more about meditation and yogic philosophy as my practice deepened. But I had many questions about how these seemingly ancient and foreign practices have found their way into mainstream America...and indeed, into my own personal life! As a yoga teacher, this book gave me the historical perspective I was looking for to be able to intelligently dis..
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This truly outstanding book is a major contribution to the study of Hinduism, the study of religion in America, and the study of religion in general (particularly the field of comparative mysticism and the epistemology of religious experience). Williamson manages to combine empathy for her subject matter with scholarly rigor to produce a work that is not only intellectually engaging, but that also rings true for those of us who practice within Hindu-inspired meditation traditions.Though it is not the cente..
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