Sacred Mountains of Northern Thailand: And Their Legends

Sacred Mountains of Northern Thailand: And Their Legends



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789749575482
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donald K. Swearer is the Charles and Harriet Cox McDowell Professor of Religion at Swarthmore College. Sommai Premchit is a consutant to the Social Research Institute, Chiang Mai University, and professor of sociology and anthropology at the Mahamkut Buddhist University, Lanna. Phaithoon Dokbuakaew is a researcher at the Social Research Institute, Chiang Mai University.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments1. Buddhism, Nature and Culture-Religion and the Global Environment Crisis-Buddhist Environmentalism-Buddhism and an Ecology of Human Flourishing2. Mountains and Sacred Space-Introduction-Narratives of Place: Doi (Mountain) Ang Salung-Sacred Mountains and Their Stories Past and Present: Doi Suthep and Doi Kham3. Doi Ang Salung: Water Basin Mountain-Introduction-The Legend of Water Basin Mountain -The Buddha's Journey among the Lawa, Tai, and Burmese -An Apocalyptic Vision of the Kala Yuga -The Story of the Buddha's Journey Resumes -A Golden Deer and a White Rabbit Discuss the Future. The Apocalyptic Vision Continues -Doi Ang Salung Chiang Dao-The Legend of Chao Luang Kham Daeng —Lord Burnished Gold4. Doi Suthep: Wasuthep Mountain and the Legend of Doi Kham-Introduction-Tamnan Phra That Doi Suthep -The Buddha -The Buddha Visits Northern Thailand -Sumana Thera and the Discovery of the Relic -The Buddha Relic Enshrined on Doi Suthep -Kings of Chiang Mai and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep -The Temple on Suthep Mountain and Its Veneration -Concluding Summary -The Legend of Doi Kham, The Golden Mountain -Phra That Doi Kham in the Time of the Buddha -Phra That Doi Kham during the Time of ChamathewiPostscript: Recovering the Past to Gain a FutureNotes

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