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

John Clifford Holt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867805
eISBN:
9780824873691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a study of very popular ritual celebrations observed by Buddhist monks and laity in each of the predominantly Theravada Buddhist cultures in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar, ... More


Reinforcement Rituals I: Seeing the Sacred Vest

Anne T. Mocko

in Demoting Vishnu: Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275211
eISBN:
9780190275242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275211.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines Bhoto Jatra, the first reinforcement ritual which the king’s opponents appropriated in 2007. This ritual, which is the final event in the annual chariot procession of local god ... More


The Power and Authority of Maitreya in Mongolia Examined Through Mongolian Art

Uranchimeg Tsultemin

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter focuses on Maitreya, the future historical Buddha, one of the most important deities in Buddhism throughout Asia. Believed to reside in the Tuṣita heaven as a Bodhisattva, Maitreya became ... More


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