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Living Buddhism : mind, self, and emotion in a Thai community

Author: Julia Cassaniti
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Living Buddhism, Julia Cassaniti explores Buddhist ideas of impermanence, nonattachment, and intention as they are translated into everyday practice in contemporary Thailand. Although most lay people find these philosophical concepts difficult to grasp, Cassaniti shows that people do in fact make an effort to comprehend them and integrate them as guides for their everyday lives. In doing so, she makes a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Cassaniti
ISBN: 9780801454004 080145400X 9780801456718 0801456711
OCLC Number: 907391401
Awards: Winner of Winner, Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology (Society for Psychological Anthropology).
Description: xiv, 213 pages : illustations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A world of change --
Emotion --
Cool hearts --
Heat --
Attachment --
Letting go --
Holding on --
Karma --
Cause and effect.
Responsibility: Julia Cassaniti.

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