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The Birth of InsightMeditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Erik Braun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the rise of insight meditation (vipassanā) as a widespread lay movement in Burma during British colonial rule. It does this through a study of one of its key architects, the ... More

Bonds of the DeadTemples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Mark Michael Rowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. For that reason, Japanese Buddhism's social and economic ... More

HeartwoodThe First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Wendy Cadge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This ethnography opens a window onto two communities of ... More

The Holy Land RebornPilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India

The Holy Land Reborn: Pilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India

Toni Huber

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226356488
eISBN:
9780226356501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226356501.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Dalai Lama has said that Tibetans consider themselves “the child of Indian civilization,” and that India is the “holy land” from whose sources the Tibetans have built their own civilization. What ... More

The Madman's Middle WayReflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226493169
eISBN:
9780226493220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493220.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entry into Lhasa by British ... More

A Monastery in TimeThe Making of Mongolian Buddhism

A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Caroline Humphrey and Hurelbaatar Ujeed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book describes the life of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in Inner Mongolia—from inside its walls. From the Qing occupation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ... More

Religious Bodies PoliticRituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Anya Bernstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores religious transformation among a Siberian people known as Buryats across changing political economies. It argues that under conditions of rapid social transformation such as those ... More

Rescued from the NationAnagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Steven Kemper

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book locates Anagarika Dharmapala in the context of a historical moment where nationalisms pulled people in one direction and universalisms in another. Most accounts of his life emphasize the ... More

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