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Episode 3: C.W. Huntington

The Triumph of Narcissism: Theravada Buddhist Mediation in the Marketplace

Sandy Huntington translates and interprets Sanskrit and Tibetan Buddhist texts. He is Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Hartwick College and author of Maya: A Novel, and The Emptiness of Emptiness: An Introduction to Early Indian Madhyamaka, as well as a number of scholarly articles on Buddhist doctrine and practice. Sandy is particularly interested in exploring new avenues for the translation of ideas and practices of Asian Buddhism into a modern Western idiom. In this episode, we explore his recent article, “The Triumph of Narcissism: Theravada Buddhist Meditation in the Marketplace,” which was published in theJournal of the American Academy of Religion, September 2015.

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