Life of religion ; 1. The life of Buddhism

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Book
ISBN 10
0520211057 
ISBN 13
9780520211056 
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Publication Year
2000 
Subject
Buddhism.; Religious life--Buddhism.; Buddhism--Customs and practices. 
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x, 230 pages : 24 cm.; pt. 1. Temples, sacred objects, and associated rituals -- Temples and monastic complexes (Japan) -- "A view of temple life and practice" / James Bissett Pratt -- Image consecrations (Thailand) -- "Creating and disseminating the sacred" / Donald K. Swearer -- State rituals and ceremonies (Myanma) -- "A tooth relic and the legitimation of power" / Juliane Schober -- Village rituals and ceremonies (Thailand) -- "Bun Phraawes" / S.J. Tambiah -- pt. 2. Monastic practices -- The ordination of monks and novices (Korea) -- "Ordination in the Chogye order" / Robert E. Buswell -- Female renunciants (Myanma[r]/Burma) -- "Theravadin religious women" / Hiroko Kawanami -- Meditation (Japan) -- "A morning star meditation" / Taiko Yamasaki -- The monastic quest: a biographical example (Tibet) -- "The biography of a nun" / Hanna Havnevik -- Monastic funerals (Thailand) -- "The cremation of a senior monk" / Charles F. Keyes -- pt. 3. Lay practices -- Lay identity and participation (China) -- "Lay praxis in a Mahayana context" / Holmes Welch -- Cosmology and law (Tibet) -- "Buddhist secular law: doctrines in context" / Rebecca Redwood French -- Cosmology and healing (Sri Lanka) -- "Yaktovil: the role of the Buddha and Dhamma" / Jason A. Carbine -- Devotional rituals: recent innovations (Sri Lanka) -- "A new theravadin liturgy" / Richard Gombrich -- Death and beyond (Japan) -- "Memorializing one's Mizuko" / William R. LaFleur -- pt. 4. Buddhism in the West -- An American example -- "Transmitting the Dharma" / Philip Kapleau.; Bringing together 15 essays by international Buddhist scholars, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the life of Buddhism. The contributors focus on a range of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from New York to Tibet.; 
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