Ordination of a Tree The

A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.

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  • Author : Susan M. Darlington
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 1438444664
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Living Buddhism

Living Buddhism
  • Author : Julia Cassaniti
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 18 December 2015
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In Living Buddhism, Julia Cassaniti explores Buddhist ideas of impermanence, nonattachment, and intention as they are translated into everyday practice in contemporary Thailand. Although most lay people find these philosophical concepts difficult to grasp, Cassaniti shows that people do in fact make an effort to comprehend them and integrate them as guides for their everyday lives. In doing so, she makes a convincing case that complex philosophical concepts are not the sole property of religious specialists and that ordinary lay

Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand

Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand
  • Author : Brooke Schedneck
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release : 08 April 2021
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Temples are everywhere in Chiang Mai, filled with tourists as well as saffron-robed monks of all ages. The monks participate in daily urban life here as elsewhere in Thailand, where Buddhism is promoted, protected, and valued as a tourist attraction. Yet this mountain city offers more than a fleeting, commodified tourist experience, as the encounters between foreign visitors and Buddhist monks can have long-lasting effects on both parties. These religious contacts take place where economic motives, missionary zeal, and opportunities

Buddhism After Patriarchy

Buddhism After Patriarchy
  • Author : Rita M. Gross
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 January 1993
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This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future. The author completes the Buddhist historical record by discussing women, usually absent from histories of Buddhism, and she provides the first feminist analysis of the major concepts found in Buddhist religion. Gross demonstrates that the core teachings of Buddhism promote gender equity rather than male dominance, despite the often sexist practices found in Buddhist institutions throughout history.

In Search of Buddha's Daughters

In Search of Buddha's Daughters
  • Author : Christine Toomey
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release : 22 March 2016
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“Seamlessly narrated, this book reveals the varied paths available to women seeking to dedicate their lives to Buddhist practice” (Buddhadharma). They come to the monastic Buddhist life from every faith and career: a policewoman, a princess, a Bollywood star, a violinist. Out of the public eye, despite hardship and even persecution, they vow to seek enlightenment in a world full of noise. Who are these women? What motivates them, and what stands in their way? Award-winning journalist Christine Toomey “travels

Ecological Resistance Movements

Ecological Resistance Movements
  • Author : Bron Raymond Taylor
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 January 1995
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Ecological resistance movements are proliferating around the world. Some are explicitly radical in their ideas and militant in their tactics while others have emerged from a variety of social movements that, in response to environmental deterioration, have taken up ecological sustainability as a central objective. This book brings together a team of international scholars to examine contemporary movements of ecological resistance. The first four sections focus on the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Europe, and the book concludes

Buddhism for Beginners

Buddhism for Beginners
  • Author : Thubten Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 01 January 2001
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This easy-to-understand overview of the basics of Buddhism is an invaluable resource for the new or seasoned practitioner This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living

Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

Everyday Life in Southeast Asia
  • Author : Kathleen M. Adams,Kathleen Gillogly,Kathleen A. Gillogly
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 17 May 2022
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This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island countries, these engaging essays describe personhood and identity, family and household organization, nation-states, religion, popular culture and the arts, the legacies of war and recovery, globalization, and the environment. Throughout, the focus is on the daily lives and experiences of ordinary people. Most of the essays are original to this volume, while

Sacred Natural Sites

Sacred Natural Sites
  • Author : Bas Verschuuren,Jeffrey McNeely,Gonzalo Oviedo,Robert Wild
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 June 2012
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Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy Island of Lindisfarne (UK) and the sacred lakes of the Niger Delta (Nigeria). The book illustrates that sacred natural sites, although often under threat, exist within and outside formally recognised protected areas,

Theravada Traditions

Theravada Traditions
  • Author : John Clifford Holt
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 31 March 2017
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Theravada Traditions offers a unique comparative approach to understanding Buddhism: it examines popular rituals of central importance in the predominantly Theravada Buddhist cultures of Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Instead of focusing on how religious ideas have impacted the ideals of government or ethical practice, author John Holt tries to ascertain how important changes, or shifts, in the trajectories of the political economies of societies have impacted the character of religious cultures. Each of the five chapters focuses

The Zen Revolution

The Zen Revolution
  • Author : Won Il
  • Publisher : H. Grevemberg
  • Release : 02 April 2010
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The American spirit of self-reliance goes hand in hand with the mystical tradition of Zen -- yet it hasn't found its own bare wire. The best revolution, and the domain of the Zen adept, is an inner one. The Zen Revolution reads like a novel, each compelling chapter revealing another nuance -- the whole gamut, from origin to fiery culmination. Delving into both the spiritual and worldly aspects with equal candor, The Zen Revolution takes on the basic question of