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Architects of Buddhist LeisureSocially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks

Justin Thomas McDaniel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824865986
eISBN:
9780824873738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865986.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism, usually described as an austere religion which condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the monastic and contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture. Creative ... More

Attracting the HeartSocial Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

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

Jeffrey Samuels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833855
eISBN:
9780824870041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833855.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

An idealized view of the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk might be described according to the doctrinal demand for emotional detachment and, ultimately, the cessation of all desire. Yet monks are also ... More

Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the MahayanaA Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Daniel Boucher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book delves into the socioreligious milieu of the authors, editors, and propagators of the Rāṣṭrapālapaṛiprcchā-sūtra (Questions of Rāṣṭrapāla), a Buddhist text circulating in India during the ... More

Bringing Zen HomeThe Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Paula Arai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Healing lies at the heart of Zen. This book reveals a vital stream of religious practice that flourishes outside the bounds of formal institutions through sacred rites that women develop and transmit ... More

The Buddha in LannaArt, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

The Buddha in Lanna: Art, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

Angela S. Chiu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858742
eISBN:
9780824873684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858742.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work is the first in-depth historical study of the Thai tradition of donation of that most iconic of Thai art objects, the Buddha image. The book introduces stories from tamnan(chronicles), ... More

The Buddha SideGender, Power, and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam

The Buddha Side: Gender, Power, and Buddhist Practice in Vietnam

Alexander Soucy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835989
eISBN:
9780824871567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835989.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The most common description of the supernatural landscape in Vietnam makes a distinction between Buddhist and non-Buddhist “sides.” The “Buddha side” (ben phat) is the focus of this investigation ... More

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Edward R. Drott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851507
eISBN:
9780824868833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851507.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the shifting sets of meanings ascribed to the aged body in early and medieval Japan and the symbolic uses to which the aged body was put in the service of religious and ... More

Buddhism in a Dark AgeCambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Ian Harris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study of the fate of Buddhism during the communist period in Cambodia puts a human face on a dark period in Cambodia's history. It is the first sustained analysis of the widely held assumption ... More

Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China

Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China

Stuart H. Young

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841201
eISBN:
9780824868598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841201.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a study of how medieval Chinese Buddhists represented their ancient Indian forebears as exemplars of Buddhist practice for a world without a Buddha. It focuses on the Chinese ... More

Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Jacqueline I. Stone and Mariko Namba Walter (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. This book, running chronologically from the tenth century to the present, brings to light ... More

Demythologizing Pure Land BuddhismYasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Paul B. Watt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The True Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, grew out of the teachings of Shinran (1173–1262), a Tendai-trained monk. Shinran held that even those unable to fulfill the ... More

Dharma

Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book proposes a fresh take on the ancient Indian concept dharma. It offers insights into the innovative character of both Hindu and Buddhist usages of the concept. The book explores how the ... More

Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean BuddhismThe Collected Works of Uich'on

Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean Buddhism: The Collected Works of Uich'on

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824867430
eISBN:
9780824873080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867430.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ŭich’ŏn (1055–1101) is one of the most important figures in Koryŏ Buddhism. He was a staunch proponent of doctrinal Buddhism and the intellectual heritage of East Asia. Although Ŭich’ŏn had been ... More

Eminent NunsWomen Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Beata Grant

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The seventeenth century is generally acknowledged as one of the most politically tumultuous but culturally creative periods of late imperial Chinese history. Only recently beginning to be explored ... More

Experimental BuddhismInnovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

John K. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book documents a sense of what is happening on the front lines as a growing number of Buddhist priests try to reboot their roles and traditions to gain greater significance in Japanese society. ... More

Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms

Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms

Shayne Clarke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836474
eISBN:
9780824870966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836474.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Scholarly and popular consensus has painted a picture of Indian Buddhist monasticism in which monks and nuns severed all ties with their families when they left home for the religious life. They ... More

The Four Great TemplesBuddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Donald F. McCallum

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Few periods in Japanese history are more fascinating than the seventh century. This was the period when Buddhism experienced its initial flowering in the country and the time when Asukadera, Kudara ... More

From Comrades to BodhisattvasMoral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China

From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China

Gareth Fisher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839666
eISBN:
9780824868475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839666.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

From Comrades to Bodhisattvas is the first book-length study of Han Chinese Buddhism in post-Mao China. Using an ethnographic approach supported by over a decade of research, it provides an intimate ... More

Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Robert F. Rhodes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872489
eISBN:
9780824875701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Ōjōyōshū, written by the Heian period Tendai monk Genshin (942-1017), played a pivotal role in establishing Pure Land Buddhism in Japan. This book is a study of the central teachings of the ... More

The Halo of Golden LightImperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Asuka Sango

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Halo of Golden Light examines the complex ways in which the emperor and other elite ruling groups employed Buddhist rituals to legitimate their authority. Although considered a descendant of the ... More

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