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Glocal Zen in Italy: A Preliminary Exploration of the Underlying Dynamics
Author Dessì, Ugo (著)
Source Religions
Volumev.13 n.10
Publisher Url
LocationBasel, Switzerland [巴塞爾, 瑞士]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Note1. Author Affiliation: University of Vienna.

2. Religions 2022, 13(10), 997.
Keywordglocalization; East Asian Buddhism; Zen Buddhism; Zen meditation; religion in Italy
AbstractThis article focuses on three Zen meditation groups operating in Italy from the perspective of glocalization. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and practitioners’ narratives, it explores the dynamics underlying the making of glocal Zen with reference to the internal structure of individual religious worlds and its reshaping through the creative incorporation of zazen or zazen-like meditation. My analysis also indicates that there are at least three main factors constraining these processes of glocalization: Availability, or the way in which Zen meditational techniques become accessible (or not) to individual practitioners through global religious exchanges; global consciousness, which relates to the way in which changes in collective consciousness encourage individuals to see themselves as global actors and their Zen practice as globally relevant; and resonance, which speaks of the way in which Zen meditation is selected by individual practitioners for their glocal practices based both on its perceived congruence with their preexisting religious worlds and its usefulness for the solution of specific problems.
Table of contentsAbstract 1
Keywords 1
1. Introduction 1
2. Glocalizing Zen in Sardinia 2
3. Reshaping Religious Worlds 4
4. Constraints and Incentives in the Making of Glocal Zen 5
4.1. Availability 5
4.2. Global Consciousness 6
4.3. Resonance 7
5. Conclusions 9
Notes 10
References 10
ISSN20771444 (E)
Created date2023.10.02
Modified date2023.10.02

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