Three Conceptions of Dharma: Twentieth Century Buddhism through a Two Millennia Lens
John Carter Herzog
In the 20th Century West, counterculture movements across the United States embraced their Kantian duty to Enlightenment. They explored heterodox philosophies that represented rebellion and exploration, and they searched for meaning on the other side of the abyss between "East" and "West". This project examines the history of the Indian philosophy of dharma in three of its "schools": the Brahman scholars of Orthodox Hinduism, the philosophers of Buddhism, and the Western Practitioners of Buddhism in the 20th Century. Through comparative historiography and examination of primary texts, the project will attempt to illustrate the problematic adoption of Buddhism without full comprehension of its historical legacy.
Ashleigh S. Lawrence-Sanders
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"Three Conceptions of Dharma: Twentieth Century Buddhism through a Two Millennia Lens" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2191.