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The Resource Gurus in America, edited by Thomas A. Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes

Gurus in America, edited by Thomas A. Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes

Label
Gurus in America
Title
Gurus in America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas A. Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gurus in America provides an excellent introduction to the guru phenomenon in the United States, with in-depth analyses of nine important Hindu gurus - Adi Da, Ammachi, Mayi Chidvilasananda, Gurani Anjali, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Osho, Ramana Maharshi, Sai Baba, and Swami Bhaktivedanta. All of these gurus have attracted significant followings in the U.S. and nearly all have lived here for considerable periods of time. The book's contributors discuss the characteristics of each guru's teachings, the history of each movement, and the particular construction of Hinduism each guru offers. Contributors also address the religious and cultural interaction, translation, and transplantation that occurs when gurus offer their teachings in America. This is a guide that will elucidate an important element in America's diverse and ever-changing spiritual landscape."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
294.5/61/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1168.U532
LC item number
G87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in Hindu studies
Label
Gurus in America, edited by Thomas A. Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Krishna and culture : what happens when the Lord of Vrindavana moves to New York City
  • Tamal Krishna Goswami and Ravi M. Gupta
  • Baba's world : a global guru and his movement
  • Norris W. Palmer
  • Passage to America : Ammachi on American soil
  • Selva J. Raj
  • The perfectibility of perfection : Siddha Yoga as a global movement
  • Lola Williamson
  • Osho, from sex guru to guru of the rich : the spiritual logic of late capitalism
  • Hugh B. Urban
  • Making waves
  • Riding the Dawn Horse : Adi Da and the eros of nonduality
  • Jeffrey J. Kripal
  • Elevated gurus, concrete traditions, and the problems of Western devotees
  • Daniel Gold
  • Thomas A. Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes
  • Raja Yoga and the guru : Gurani Anjali of Yoga Anand Ashram, Amityville, New York
  • Christopher Key Chapple
  • Weaving the inward thread to awakening : the perennial appeal of Ramana Maharshi /
  • Thomas A. Forsthoefel
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi : beyond the TM technique
  • Cynthia Ann Humes
Control code
2803529
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780791465738
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029290
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57208990
  • (OCoLC)57208990
Label
Gurus in America, edited by Thomas A. Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Krishna and culture : what happens when the Lord of Vrindavana moves to New York City
  • Tamal Krishna Goswami and Ravi M. Gupta
  • Baba's world : a global guru and his movement
  • Norris W. Palmer
  • Passage to America : Ammachi on American soil
  • Selva J. Raj
  • The perfectibility of perfection : Siddha Yoga as a global movement
  • Lola Williamson
  • Osho, from sex guru to guru of the rich : the spiritual logic of late capitalism
  • Hugh B. Urban
  • Making waves
  • Riding the Dawn Horse : Adi Da and the eros of nonduality
  • Jeffrey J. Kripal
  • Elevated gurus, concrete traditions, and the problems of Western devotees
  • Daniel Gold
  • Thomas A. Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes
  • Raja Yoga and the guru : Gurani Anjali of Yoga Anand Ashram, Amityville, New York
  • Christopher Key Chapple
  • Weaving the inward thread to awakening : the perennial appeal of Ramana Maharshi /
  • Thomas A. Forsthoefel
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi : beyond the TM technique
  • Cynthia Ann Humes
Control code
2803529
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780791465738
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029290
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57208990
  • (OCoLC)57208990

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