Buddha in Sri Lanka: Remembered Yesterdays

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Combining memoir, history, and present-day narrative, this book describes how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791468821
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 297
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Swarna Wickremeratne is a librarian at Oakton Community College and an independent scholar.

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Table of Contents

Terminology and Related Concepts

1. Beginnings and Looking Beyond

2. Growing up in Sri Lankan Culture

3. Festival of New Beginnings: The New Year

4. Loving Worship and Loving Kindness

5. Givers: Many Motives, Many Fruits

6. Sri Lankan Buddhists and Their Rituals

7. Reminiscences of Bana Preaching

8. Buddhist Pilgrims’ Progress

9. Karma in Popular Buddhist Culture

10. To Die Only to Be Reborn

11. Death: Buddhist Ways and Other Ways

12. Bodhi Puja: All for the Sake of a Tree

13. Pirit Chanting and the Holy Thread

14. Sons of the Buddha

15. Varieties in a Single Saffron Robe

16. Quid Pro Quo Worship

17. Many Gods, Many Altars

18. God Kataragama

Glossary of Religious Terms

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2006

    couldn't stop reading

    very informative. reads well. well written.hope she writes a sequel

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