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Theravada Traditions : Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

Author: John Clifford Holt
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2018] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Theravada Traditions offers a unique comparative approach to understanding Buddhism: it examines popular rituals of central importance in the predominantly Theravada Buddhist cultures of Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Instead of focusing on how religious ideas have impacted the ideals of government or ethical practice, author John Holt tries to ascertain how important changes, or shifts, in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Clifford Holt
ISBN: 9780824872458 0824872452
OCLC Number: 1024002771
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 56 b&w illustrations, 3 maps.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface and Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
CHAPTER ONE Phra Bang --
CHAPTER TWO Asala Perahara --
CHAPTER THREE Upasampada and Pabbajja --
CHAPTER FOUR Kathina --
CHAPTER FIVE Pchum Ben --
Appendixes --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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