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The Statue/MURTI: Planning a Colossal Maitreya

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the religious utility and merit-making involved in statue building in Tibetan Buddhism. Turning towards the MPI statue itself, the chapter looks at its history from conception ... More


Aspirations/ASHA: Hope, the Future Tense, and Making (Up) Progress on the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on the literature of the anthropology of futurity, this chapter engages with the articulations of hope evinced by those who desired to build the Maitreya Project statue. The chapter looks at ... More


Rebirth/SAMSARA: The Future of the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This brief epilogue picks up where the author’s fieldwork leaves off. It tells the story of the end of the Maitreya Project iteration, MP 2.0, whose pre-life was detailed in the book. It then updates ... More


Meditation/DHYANA: Focusing on the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the Introduction, I introduce the controversy that ensues between FPMT and the villagers of Kushinagar, India, due to the plan to build the biggest statue in the world: the Maitreya Project’s ... More


Faith/SHRADDHA: Guru Devotion, Authority, and Belief in the Shadow of the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter asks the question: how did a Buddhist organization manage to cause so much suffering and anxiety in Kushinagar, despite their solidly good intentions? Also, why did the project go ... More


Holy Place/TIRTHA: Living in the Place of the Buddha’s Death

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the proposed site of the colossal Maitreya Project: Kushinagar, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The chapter explains the various communities and stake-holders of the ... More


Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Jessica Marie Falcone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, as they worked to build the “world's tallest statue” as a multi-million dollar “gift” to India. This effort ... More


The Relics/SARIRA: Worship and Fundraising with the Relic Tour

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the religious phenomenon of relic veneration in Tibetan Buddhism, and how that tradition has been harnessed by FPMT’s global Relic Tour. The Relic Tour, which travelled ... More


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