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The birth of insight : meditation, modern Buddhism, and the Burmese monk Ledi Sayadaw

Author: Erik Braun
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Series: Buddhism and modernity
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Subject: Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the Buddha's most important gift to humanity. In the first book to examine how this practice came to play such a dominant-and relatively recent-role  Read more...
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Named Person: Ñāṇa, Ledi Cha rā toʻ; Ledi Cha rā tó Ñaṇa; Ledi Sayādaw
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Braun
ISBN: 9780226000800 022600080X
OCLC Number: 922342912
Description: xvi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ledi Sayadaw and the gifts of the Buddha --
The best of times and the worst: Ledi Sayadaw's formative period --
The great war of the commentaries: Ledi Sayadaw's Abhidhamma controversy --
"In the hands of all the people": Ledi empowers the laity --
"In this very life": lay study of the Abhidhamma --
The birth of insight --
Conclusion: the death of Ledi and the life of insight
Series Title: Buddhism and modernity
Responsibility: Erik Braun

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Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. Offering a  Read more...

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"The Birth of Insight represents an important addition to current scholarship on modern Burmese Buddhism, which has broader implications for our understanding of contemporary Buddhism in South and Read more...

 
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