|Author(s) : Jordt, Ingrid
|Publishers Price : £26.95
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|ISBN : 0896802558|
|EAN : 9780896802551|
|Cover : Paperback|
|Pages : 266|
|Size : 216 x 140mm|
|Publisher : Ohio Univ Press|
|Published : 2007|
|Category : Burma: Land and Culture
Category 2 : Theravada Buddhism: Burmese
This book describes a transformation in Buddhist practice in contemporary Burma. It explains how vipasanna meditation has brought about a change of worldview for millions of individuals, enabling them to think and act independently of the totalitarian regime. It addresses human rights as well as the relationship between politics and religion.
"Jordt presents an insightful account of Burmese Buddhism, lay meditation, and the construction of political legitmacy. Her analysis shows the complex ways in which Burmese culture mediates popular beliefs concerning power and millennial expectations." Prof.Juliane Schober.
"A subtle, sympathetic, and astute examination of lay piety in Burma and its political implications. Jordt combines an insider's comprehension of Buddhist meditation with a capacity to stand back and a take a wider view. The result is a book rich in illuminating insights." Prof.James Scott.
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