The book: the Making of American Buddhism

So I wrote a book. A book about Japanese American Buddhists in the 1950s & their possibility-making labor that helped make American Buddhism a thing. I came up with a title that’s exceedingly clever. And that title’s been nixed by my editor. A thread 🧵 and a plea for help 1/ — scott mitchell (@djbuddha)Continue reading “The book: the Making of American Buddhism”

Kisa Gotami

One of my favorite contributors to the Berkeley Bussei is Hiroshi Kashiwagi. I don’t talk about him nearly enough in The Book, but only because I don’t talk about anyone nearly enough. (Turned out to be not that kind of book, but that’s a different story.) But lucky for us, I can talk about himContinue reading “Kisa Gotami”

The Book: Mid-Century Modern Buddhism

As I’ve hinted at in several posts over the last six months, I wrote a book. (If anyone can find that version of the “this is fine” dog meme but he’s saying “I wrote a book,” please drop a link in the comments.) And I’ve promised more details. So, here they are. I wrote aContinue reading “The Book: Mid-Century Modern Buddhism”