Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

What is mindfulness, and how does it vary as a concept across different cultures? How does mindfulness find expression in practice in the Buddhist cultures of Southeast Asia? What role does mindfulness play in everyday life? J. L. Cassaniti answers

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Main Author: Cassaniti, Julia L.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Ithaca Cornell University Press 2018
Further subjects:B Buddhism-Sri Lanka-Kandy-Customs and practices
B Meditation-Theravāda Buddhism
B Mindfulness (Psychology)-Sri Lanka-Kandy
B Mindfulness (Psychology)-Thailand-Chiang Mai
B Buddhism-Thailand-Chiang Mai-Customs and practices
B Mindfulness (Psychology)-Burma-Mandalay
B Buddhism-Burma-Mandalay-Customs and practices
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Parallel Edition:Print version: Cassaniti, Julia L: Remembering the Present : Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia. - Ithaca : Cornell University Press,c2018. - 9781501714160
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Summary:What is mindfulness, and how does it vary as a concept across different cultures? How does mindfulness find expression in practice in the Buddhist cultures of Southeast Asia? What role does mindfulness play in everyday life? J. L. Cassaniti answers
REMEMBERING THE PRESENT -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Terms -- Introduction: Entering a Landscape of Mindfulness -- Part I. Thailand -- 1. Monks’ Mindfulness -- 2. The Feeling of Mindfulness in Meditation -- 3. Power and the Ghosts of Insanity in Lay Thai Life -- Part II. Myanmar (Burma) and Sri Lanka -- 4. Burma: A Fine Mist, or a Cave in the Woods -- 5. Sri Lanka: Moral Focus and a Stalking Cat -- Conclusion: Asia and the United States -- Notes -- Glossary -- References -- Index
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1501714171