Recently, Josh, Allanah and I conducted an autoethnographic study about Buddhism. Honestly, we chose to do so, because there was a Buddhist temple nearby to our place of study, and because all of us had little to no prior experience with Buddhism. Thus, this autoethnographic journey would be one of discovery, and unexpected epiphanies.
I have embarked on a cultural journey: into the mudras of Buddha. Starting with a shocking discovery: Buddhism is not technically a religion since Buddha himself is not a god, but a man. This made me think: maybe my idea of Buddhism was completely wrong.
The practice of reflexivity throughout the research process highlights the importance of declaring and taking responsibility for our positioning as researchers. Pitard J (2017 p. 9) 'Reflexive' thinking is a phrase which is often found alongside 'autoethnography'. As Pitard 2017 (p.9-10) explains, there are two types: personal and epistemological, which are explained below. In this … Continue reading Bollywood: More Than Just Musicals
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