Cambodian Buddhism in the United States
Studies Khmer Buddhism as practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States. Covers their spiritual beliefs, rites and healing rituals. Deals with monastic community and temple engagement, such as temple expansion, temple organization, temple contributions, temple difficulties. Compares the beliefs and practices among Cambodian Buddhists, Cambodian Christians and Cambodian Muslims in the U.S. Traces their struggles and challenges of living in a new country and their changing lifestyle over decades.