How the Swans Came to the Lake (Paperback)

A Narrative History of Buddhism in America

By Rick Fields

Shambhala, 9780877736318, 480pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 1992

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This new updated edition of How the Swans Came to the Lake includes much new information about recent events in Buddhist groups in America and discusses such issues as spiritual authority, the role of women, and social action.

About the Author

Rick Fields is the author of several books, including Chop Wood, Carry Water and The Code of the Warrior. He was formerly the editor of The Vajradhatu Sun, an international journal of Buddhism, and is currently the editor-at-large of Tricycle: A Buddhist Review.