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All Roads Come From Zen: Busshinji as a Reference to Buddhism
Author Rocha, Cristina
Source Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
Volumev.35 n.1
Pages81 - 94
PublisherNanzan Institute for Religion and Culture=南山宗教文化研究所
Publisher Url
Location名古屋, 日本 [Nagoya, Japan]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
KeywordSōtōshū; Busshinji; non-Japanese Brazilians
AbstractThis paper explores the historical role of Busshinji temple as a center of Buddhism in Brazil for non-Japanese. Busshinji was established by Sōtōshū as a betsuin (branch temple) in the city of São Paulo in 1956. Drawing on interviews with early adherents, I intend to argue that many first attended Busshinji as it was the only Buddhist temple offering meditation in São Paulo. For these followers, it was their first point of contact with Buddhism. Many later left to become leading figures of other Buddhist schools in Brazil. It is thus my contention that Busshinji played a significant historical role in the expansion of Buddhism in Brazil.
ISSN03041042 (P)
Created date2008.08.04
Modified date2019.10.04

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