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New Worlds

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Tanxu becomes the student of Master Dixian, one of the pre-eminent monks of the period. Studying in Dixian’s seminary in Ningbo, Tanxu learns not only the essentials of becoming a monk, but also ... More


Monk and Boy: Becoming a Novice in Contemporary Sipsongpannā

Thomas Borchert

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Among the Dai-lue, a Theravāda Buddhist minority of Southwest China, it used to be that all young men were ordained as novices as a process of learning how to be a good member of society. In the ... More


Scarecrows, Up ā sakas, Fetuses, and Other Child Monastics in Middle-Period Indian Buddhism

Amy Paris Langenberg

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores children’s participation in monastic life according to texts from the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya, the Avadānaśataka, the Mahāvastu, and other Sanskrit Buddhist sources, documenting ... More


Ordination (Pabbajj ā) as Going Forth?: Social Bonds and the Making of a Buddhist Monastic

Jeffrey Samuels

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the processes by which boys living in Sri Lanka become Buddhist novices (sāmaera). Providing a detailed description of a pabbajjā ordination ritual as well as examining the ... More


A Description of the Shweigyin Monastery

Ward Keeler

in The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824865948
eISBN:
9780824876944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865948.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides a detailed description of a highly respected and conservative Buddhist monastery in contemporary Mandalay, based on the author’s seven-month stay there in 2011 and 2012. It ... More


Learning to Be Novices: Monastic Education and the Construction of Vocation*

Jeffrey Samuels

in Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833855
eISBN:
9780824870041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833855.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the processes by which lay children become socialized as Buddhist novices. Along with examining the monastic curriculum that novices follow in the first five years of their ... More


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