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Monasticism and monastic life Sam.gha (Order)

  • Sacred Economiesby Michael J. Walsh

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Buddhist monasteries in medieval China employed a variety of practices to ensure their ascendancy and survival. Most successful was the exchange of material goods for salvation, as in the donation of land, which allowed monks to spread their teachings throughout China. By investigating a variety of socioeconomic spaces produced and perpetuated by... more...

  • Freedom Wherever We Goby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Freedom Wherever We Go takes the centuries-old Buddhist monastic guidelines of conduct (Pratimoksha) and updates them for the twenty-first century. "The Buddha," Thich Nhat Hanh says, "needs courageous disciples to make this revolutionary step." The Pratimoksha can be seen as the Buddhist equivalent to the rules of St. Benedict. Each rule has mindfulness... more...

  • Managing Monksby Jonathan A. Silk

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 64.99

    The paradigmatic Buddhist is the monk. It is well known that ideally Buddhist monks are expected to meditate and study -- to engage in religious practice. The institutional structure which makes this concentration on spiritual cultivation possible is the monastery. But as a bureaucratic institution, the monastery requires administrators to organize... more...

  • A History of Japanese Buddhismby Kenji Matsuo

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    First study in English on Japanese Buddhism by a distinguished scholar in the field of Religious Studies will be widely welcomed.The main focus is on the tradition of the monk (o-bo-san) as the main agent of Buddhism, together with the historical processes by which monks have developed Japanese Buddhism as it appears in the present day. more...

  • Buddhist Nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lankaby Wei-Yi Cheng

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Taking a comparative approach, this fieldwork-based study explores the lives and thoughts of Buddhist nuns in present-day Taiwan and Sri Lanka. more...

  • Buddhist Monastic Lifeby Mohan Wijayaratna; Claude Grangier; Steven Collins; Steven Collins

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 43.00

    This 1991 book describes the ideal way of life prescribed for Buddhist monks and nuns in the Pali texts of the Theravada school of Buddhism. more...

  • Buddhist Monk, Buddhist Laymanby Jane Bunnag

    Cambridge University Press 1973; US$ 46.00

    This is a systematic anthropological study of monastic organization and monk-layman interaction in a purely urban context in the countries where Theravada Buddhism is practised. more...

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