Buddhism in Thailand
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Buddhism in Thailand by Frances Hawker

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Published by Crabtree Pub. Co. in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Buddhists -- Thailand -- Juvenile literature,
  • Thailand -- Religious life and customs -- Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementwritten by Frances Hawker and Sunantha Phusomsai ; photography by Bruce Campbell.
GenreJuvenile literature
SeriesFamilies and their faiths
ContributionsSunantha Phusomsai., Campbell, Bruce, 1950-
LC ClassificationsBQ566 .H38 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23202977M
ISBN 109780778750239, 9780778750062
LC Control Number2009014156

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Summary: This is a delightful little book that should be read by anyone with an interest in the practice of Buddhism. Both Thai and Western readers will gain valuable (and often amusing) insights into some problems faced by westerners who are ordained as Buddhist monks. Joe Cummings first came to Thailand in and two years later begin researching Southeast Asian art history for a master's degree at the University of California at Berkeley. He has written more than 30 guidebooks on countries in Asia and North America, and authored several books on Buddhist archaeology 5/5(1). The average Thai is primarily concerned with having a better rebirth through making merit, and the main way to do that in their minds is to donate things to monks, temples, and various gods/spirits. There are actually quite a few books about the actual practice of Thai Buddhism (search for "Thai Buddhism" on Amazon), though I have never read one. The Thai nation has been connected with Buddhism throughout its history. The Thai nation originated over years ago. Buddhism also came and played a part in Thai history over years ago. The Thai nation settled down firmly in present-day Thailand over years ago and adopted the present form of Buddhism almost at the same time.

The Basic Teachings of Buddhism 7 2: Thai Buddhism 13 Buddhism in Present-Day Thailand 14 Buddhism as Lived and Cherished by the Thai People 16 Buddhist Monks and Monasteries 19 Buddhism and the Ancient Thai Nation 24 Buddhism in Thai History 26 Administration of the Buddhist Order of Thailand 29 Part II. The Spread and Development of Buddhism 33File Size: 8MB. The Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Factbook photos - obtained from a variety of sources - are in the public domain and are copyright free. A Yaksha demon guards the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Buddhism in Thailand is largely of the Theravada school, which is followed by percent of the population. Buddhism in Thailand has also become integrated with folk religion as well as Chinese religions from the large Thai Chinese population. Buddhist temples in Thailand are characterized by tall golden stupas. Buddhism in Thailand follows Baan and his family, as he becomes a monk for the school holidays. Join him as he prepares to take his vows, and learns more about life as a Buddhist monk.

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