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Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In 724, a young Korean monk named Hyecho boarded a ship in China and set off on a pilgrimage to the Buddhist holy land of India. Over the next three years, he would travel farther by land and sea ... More


Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Wendy Cadge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Theravada is one of the three main branches of Buddhism. In Asia it is practiced widely in Thailand, Laos, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia. This ethnography opens a window onto two communities of ... More


Ascribed and Achieved Buddhist Identities

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Based on how practitioners at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) constructed their organizations, the Buddha's teachings, and their communities, this chapter explores how ... More


The Tibetan Buddhist World

Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes (eds)

in Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226562629
eISBN:
9780226562933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562933.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Buddhism and the authority of Tibetan hierarchs provided legitimacy of rule not only for Tibetans themselves, but for Mongol, Manchu, Bhutanese, Sikkimese, and Chinese rulers and their polities. The ... More


Dharmapala and the British Empire

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The British Empire was another universalizing project, and Dharmapala’s movements around the Empire produced an encounter between competing projects, one Buddhist and moralizing, the other British ... More


World Renunciation in a Nineteenth-Century World

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Introduction begins with Dharmapala’s role today in Sri Lankan public life, moving on to academic treatments of his life project, which emphasize his reforming Buddhism and reinventing Sinhala ... More


The Best of Times and the Worst: Ledi Sayadaw’s Formative Period

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that Ledi’s schooling in Mandalay at the end of the Konbaung Dynasty, his teaching at a royal monastery of the main Thudhamma sect of monks, and his participation in events such ... More


The Birth of Insight

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines works on meditation by Ledi Sayadaw to show his vision of meditative practice, grounded in features described in earlier chapters. Ledi popularizes practice for all people, ... More


Buddhism after Socialism: Money and Morality in the World of Saṃsāra

Anya Bernstein

in Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues the themes of gifts and exchange, looking at the changing discourses about money, religion, and morality in the new Russia. It demonstrates how Buryat Buddhists grapple with ... More


Tradition and Archivization

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the archivization of Mergen Monastery, which was aimed at bringing the monastery into the modern age: new technologies were introduced that defined what could be picked out and ... More


Dispersion and Creation

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents examples to illustrate how processes that first appear to be dispersion and disintegration can also be seen, from a wider vantage point, as expansion and renewal. Such is the ... More


Introduction

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter discusses the main themes covered in the book, which is the result of some fifteen years of research at Mergen Monastery in Urad. Its main framework follows eight successive ... More


Buddhist Life at Mergen

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter first describes certain individuals and through them begins to indicate the complexity of the lives of contemporary monks, the variety of ties they each maintain, and what holds them ... More


Mergen Gegen and the Arts of Language

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how Mergen Gegen laid the groundwork for a new subjectivity among his followers, a groundwork of both aesthetic and political dimensions. Mergen Gegen is credited not only with ... More


Mergen Monastery and Its Landscape

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter first outlines the changeable matrix of relations in the monastery. It then describes the founding and history of Mergen, which illuminates the processes of gathering, housing, and ... More


The Afterlife of the 8th Mergen Gegen

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the 8th Mergen Gegen, particularly ideas concerning his transformation from a dead person into several different objects of worship, one of which was attributed with deadly ... More


Sengge: A Lama's Knowledge and Its Vicissitudes

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Sengge Lama, who spent almost thirty years of his life as a cadre under the communists. His talents and his life proved to be ideally matched for the particular character ... More


The Chorji Lama: Inheriting from the Past in a New World

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at Mönghebatu, the Chorji Lama, and the dilemmas of inheritance. From early childhood he was singled out as an heir in at least two different ways: he was the eldest son of ... More


New Organizations: Wat Mongkoltepmunee and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on two specific Buddhist centers: Wat Mongkoltepmunee (or Wat Phila), a first-generation Thai immigrant temple; and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC), a ... More


Lived Buddhism: The Construction of Teaching and Practice at Wat Phila and CIMC

in Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226088990
eISBN:
9780226089010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226089010.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how Buddha's teachings at Wat Phila and the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) are presented ideologically and interpreted and lived by the practitioners. The chapter ... More


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