"An outstanding contribution to Buddhist studies specifically focused on teaching Buddhism skillfully and effectively in contemporary settings...an all-star cast of authors with extensive, proven teaching expertise...an essential guide for anyone teaching Buddhism today." - Dale S. Wright, author of What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?
"Teaching Buddhism is an insightful array of essays responsive to the changing contours of contemporary intellectual and theoretical discourses, social change in the contemporary world, and the evolving nature of the classroom in Euro-American higher education. A smartly conceived volume comprised of nineteen well-written and topically focused essays by leading scholars in Buddhist studies, this book will be of enormous practical value to those tasked with teaching Buddhism at all levels. Enthusiastically recommended!" - John Clifford Holt, author of Theravada Traditions: Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.
"It is difficult for students and anyone teaching Buddhism, even a subject specialist working in Buddhist Studies, to know what is going on in contemporary research and teaching across the whole of a very wide and complex field. Teachers are nevertheless often required to teach areas of the subject that extend well beyond their own immediate interests and expertise. This substantial book should help the study and teaching of Buddhism, even by non-specialists, to reflect the state of much of the current specialist research interests and approaches particularly in the English-speaking and especially the contemporary North American context. It includes useful coverage of some often neglected areas and brings a balance and flexibility of approach that also gets behind stereotypes and popular misunderstandings and myths about Buddhism. Even experienced professors who have been teaching Buddhist Studies for several decades can learn from this valuable resource, for it is always possible to improve and one way to do this is through hearing about, engagement with and critical reflection on how others are doing it. It is very much to be welcomed." - Paul Williams, Emeritus Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK