By Jiemin Bao
In Creating a Buddhist Community, Jiemin Bao indicates how the Wat Thai members perform Buddhism and remodel gender relationships during organizing temple house, educating meditation, education little ones in Thai language and tradition, advantage making, fundraising, and celebrating festivals.
Bao’s specific account of the method of making an inclusive temple neighborhood with Thai immigrants because the majority is helping to deconstruct the exoticized view of Buddhism in American tradition. Creating a Buddhist Community additionally explores Wat Thai’s identity with either the U.S. and Thailand and the way this transnational point of view reimagines and reterritorializes what's known as American Buddhism.
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