The Resource Meditation in modern Buddhism : renunciation and change in Thai monastic life, Joanna Cook

Meditation in modern Buddhism : renunciation and change in Thai monastic life, Joanna Cook

Label
Meditation in modern Buddhism : renunciation and change in Thai monastic life
Title
Meditation in modern Buddhism
Title remainder
renunciation and change in Thai monastic life
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In contemporary Thai Buddhism, the burgeoning popularity of vipassanā meditation is dramatically impacting the lives of those most closely involved with its practice: monks and mae chee (lay nuns) living in monastic communities. For them, meditation becomes a central focus of life and a way to transform the self. This ethnographic account of a thriving Northern Thai monastery examines meditation in detail, and explores the subjective signification of monastic duties and ascetic practices. Drawing on fieldwork done both as an analytical observer and as a full participant in the life of the monastery, Joanna Cook analyzes the motivation and experience of renouncers, and shows what effect meditative practices have on individuals and community organization. The particular focus on the status of mae chee - part lay, part monastic - provides a fresh insight into social relationships and gender hierarchy within the context of the monastery"--
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
294.3/65709593
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ6160.T4
LC item number
C66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Meditation in modern Buddhism : renunciation and change in Thai monastic life, Joanna Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Meditation and monasticism: making the ascetic self in Thailand; 2. Sectarianism, centralization and the propagation of meditation; 3. The monastic community: duty and structure; 4. Meditation as ethical imperative; 5. Language and meditation; 6. Monastic duty, mindfulness and cognitive space; 7. Money, mae chee and reciprocity; 8. Hierarchy, gender and mindfulness; 9. Monasticization and the ascetic interiority of non-self; Appendix: Ordination transcript for an eight-precept nun (mae chee); Bibliography; Index
Control code
000045748233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 214p.
Isbn
9780521119382
Lccn
2010025712
Other control number
99944654811
Other physical details
ill., map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2595510x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)643082329
  • cbo0521119383

Library Locations

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