The last time I was in San Antonio was 2016, for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. In some ways, it feels like a lifetime ago. In others, the more things change, yada yada yada.
If AAR is your thing, be sure to check out session A18-302, Saturday afternoon at the Convention Center room 221B. Why? Because I’ll be there! And so will some brilliant scholars who’ll be talking about The Making of American Buddhism. With any luck, a good time will be had by all!
Speaking of The Book, the good folks over at Oxford University Press will also be at AAR (booth 618 in the exhibition hall). Which means my book will be there and you could buy it at a discount! So be sure to stop by the booth (and maybe you’ll see me lurking about as well).
But if you’re not there, fear not! The AAR discount can be had even if you’re not traveling to the Lone Star State. Simply follow this link (or this one) and look for my book on the OUP site and you can get it today for less than 20 bucks!
As a reminder, I’m not making any money off these sales. But every sale matters because it’ll convince the press to keep it in print and/or release a cheaper paperback version. And, perhaps more importantly, I wrote the book to be read. I wrote the book in the hopes folks would engage with the ideas. I wrote it to share this history that’s close to my heart and needs to be heard. So spread the word, dear readers.
And I’ll see you in San Antonio, if that’s your thing. And if Texas is very much Not Your Thing, I hope you have a wonderful weekend doing whatever brings you joy!