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The Emergence of the Secular in Modern Burma

Juliane Schober

in Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833824
eISBN:
9780824871635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833824.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how the European colonialism has changed Buddhist modernity in Asia. One of the hallmarks of this conquest is the fragmentation of authority that results from the simultaneous ... 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


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