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Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

J.L. Cassaniti
Format
Book
Published
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501707995, 150170799X, 9781501709173, 1501709178
Summary
"Explores the Buddhist concept of mindfulness and how it varies in the Buddhist cultures of three Southeast Asia cities in three countries: Chiang Mai, Thailand; Kandy, Sri Lanka; and Mandalay, Burma. The research is from the author's in-depth participant observation and fieldwork and includes the experiences of over 600 monks, psychiatrists, students, and villagers in monasteries, hospitals, and homes in these areas"--
Contents
  • Entering a landscape of mindfulness
  • Part I. Thailand
  • Monks' mindfulness
  • The feeling of mindfulness in meditation
  • Power and the ghostly politics of sanity in lay Thai life
  • Part II. Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka
  • Burma: a fine mist, or a cave in the woods
  • Sri Lanka: moral focus and a stalking cat
  • Conclusion: Asia and the United States.
Description
xiv, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-284) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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