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Nova Religio. 2019; 22384–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.84
Published: 01 February 2019
... Yiguan Dao’s discontinuities with established Buddhism in Thailand. In Thai Theravāda Buddhism, women’s full ordination as bhikkhunī s is not recognized by the authorities and much of the public, and women are considered subordinate to men in the religious dimension. Although certain ideas and practices...
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Nova Religio. 2017; 212133–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.21.2.133
Published: 01 November 2017
... makes much of the transformation of Wat Thai s physical space from a residential house to a large and ornate temple dedicated in 1997. The temple symbolizes Theravada Buddhism being reimagined and reterritorialized in Silicon Valley (74). Like other scholars (e.g. Diana Eck, Duncan Ryuken Williams...
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Nova Religio. 2011; 151119–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2011.15.1.119
Published: 01 August 2011
... twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. I am not sure who the potential readers for this book are. The eth- nographic analysis is so underdeveloped that it is not that useful for scholars of Thailand or Theravada Buddhism. The writing is dense and difficult to follow, which makes the book unsuitable for...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 1534–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.4
Published: 01 February 2012
... recent transplants and are culturally unfamiliar. Both have experienced historical hostility to Asian immigrants, but Buddhism has more readily adapted to American culture. Hindu groups continue to face image prob- lems due largely to the guru system of leadership, corresponding to the American image of...
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Nova Religio. 2010; 13484–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2010.13.4.84
Published: 01 May 2010
... local ancient tradition as rational, scientific, and there- fore advanced, compared to the religion of the colonizers. Even in Thailand, which was not under direct colonial rule, the king-monk Mongkut (1804 1868) initiated reformation of Buddhism through a focus on scriptures, intellectualism...
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Nova Religio. 2007; 103102–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2007.10.3.102
Published: 01 February 2007
... ordination themselves.4 There are two main branches of Buddhism in the world today, the Theravada and the Mahayana. The Theravada tradition is followed in Thailand and there are two main nikayas, or monastic orders. Aligned with the royal family, aristocracy, and government, the Thammayut Nikaya is regarded...
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Nova Religio. 2005; 92126–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2005.9.2.126
Published: 01 November 2005
..., Sanitsuda notes the popularity in Thailand, among people who no longer visit Theravada temples, of a variety of New Age and spiritualist beliefs imported from both the West, India, or China. Yet, Sanitsuda still sees hope in Theravada Buddhism, provided that the power of the Supreme Council is reduced, and...
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Nova Religio. 2004; 8157–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2004.8.1.57
Published: 01 July 2004
...-third of Buddhists in Australia. Ethnic Chinese Buddhists came to Australia from many places, including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, and Singapore. There was a smaller group of Buddhists from Theravada countries such as Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. A handful of Tibetan Buddhist...