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The Resource Living Buddhism : mind, self, and emotion in a Thai community, Julia Cassaniti

Living Buddhism : mind, self, and emotion in a Thai community, Julia Cassaniti

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Living Buddhism : mind, self, and emotion in a Thai community
Title
Living Buddhism
Title remainder
mind, self, and emotion in a Thai community
Statement of responsibility
Julia Cassaniti
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Living Buddhism, Julia Cassaniti explores Buddhist ideas of impermanence, nonattachment, and intention as they are translated into everyday practice in contemporary Thailand. Although most lay people find these philosophical concepts difficult to grasp, Cassaniti shows that people do in fact make an effort to comprehend them and integrate them as guides for their everyday lives. In doing so, she makes a convincing case that complex philosophical concepts are not the sole property of religious specialists and that ordinary lay Buddhists find in them a means for dealing with life's difficulties. More broadly, the book speaks to the ways that culturally informed ideas are part of the psychological processes that we all use to make sense of the world around us. In an approachable first-person narrative style that combines interview and participant-observation material gathered over the course of two years in the community, Cassaniti shows how Buddhist ideas are understood, interrelated, and reinforced through secular and religious practices in everyday life. She compares the emotional experiences of Buddhist villagers with religious and cultural practices in a nearby Christian village. Living Buddhism highlights the importance of change, calmness (as captured in the Thai phrase jai yen, or a cool heart), and karma; Cassaniti's narrative untangles the Thai villagers' feelings and problems and the solutions they seek. -- Amazon.com
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassaniti, Julia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health
  • Buddhism
  • Chiang Mai (Thailand : Province)
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Buddhism
  • Health
  • Manners and customs
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • Thailand
  • Buddhismus
  • Religionsausübung
  • Alltag
  • Provinz Chiang Mại
Label
Living Buddhism : mind, self, and emotion in a Thai community, Julia Cassaniti
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A world of change -- Emotion -- Cool hearts -- Heat -- Attachment -- Letting go -- Holding on -- Karma -- Cause and effect
Control code
ocn927140888
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501700989
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025377352
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 845935
  • 22573/ctv29chp8
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927140888
Label
Living Buddhism : mind, self, and emotion in a Thai community, Julia Cassaniti
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A world of change -- Emotion -- Cool hearts -- Heat -- Attachment -- Letting go -- Holding on -- Karma -- Cause and effect
Control code
ocn927140888
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501700989
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025377352
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 845935
  • 22573/ctv29chp8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927140888

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