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Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

John Clifford Holt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833275
eISBN:
9780824869991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833275.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book contributes to the understanding of religious culture in Laos and Southeast Asia. This book brings this nation into focus. With its overview of Lao Buddhism and analysis of how shifting ... More


Powers of the Place: Buddhism and the Spirit Cults of Muang Lao

John Clifford Holt

in Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833275
eISBN:
9780824869991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833275.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter maintains that the indigenous roots of Lao religious culture are not only responsible for how many aspects of Buddhism have been understood conceptually and practically, but also for why ... More


Introduction: Laos and Its Religious Culture

John Clifford Holt

in Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833275
eISBN:
9780824869991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833275.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter discusses how the political history and religious culture of Laos are a rich and complex tapestry of interwoven strands. Other more specific and subtle religious, social, ... More


Interventions from Afar: Nonspiritual Powers in Place

John Clifford Holt

in Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833275
eISBN:
9780824869991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833275.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the impact that accompanied Thai, French, and then American interventions in terms of transformations of the religious culture beginning in the early decades of nineteenth ... More


Commodities of the Place: Ritual Expressions and the Marketing of Religious Culture

John Clifford Holt

in Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833275
eISBN:
9780824869991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833275.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the Buddhist novices of Luang Phrabang and the public ritual expressions within the context of two of the most important ceremonial occasions of the year (Boun Phravet and Pi ... More


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