Remembering the present: mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

"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 incl...

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Main Author: Cassaniti, Julia
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Ithaca London Cornell University Press 2018
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Chiang Mại / Kandy / Mandalay / Theravada / Watchfulness
Further subjects:B Mindfulness (Psychology) Burma Mandalay
B Mindfulness (Psychology)
B Buddhism
B Mindfulness (Psychology) Sri Lanka Kandy
B Mindfulness (Psychology) Thailand Chiang Mai
B Buddhism Sri Lanka Kandy Customs and practices
B Meditation Theravāda Buddhism
B Buddhism Thailand Chiang Mai Customs and practices
B Buddhism Burma Mandalay Customs and practices
Parallel Edition:Electronic
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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"--
Entering a landscape of mindfulness -- Monks' mindfulness -- The feeling of mindfulness in meditation -- Power and the ghostly politics of sanity in lay Thai life -- Burma : a cave in the woods, and a grain of sand -- Sri Lanka : the moralized focus and a thieving cat -- Conclusion : Asia and the United States
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1501709178