By Swarna Wickremeratne,George D. Bond
This ebook presents either an erudite and intimate examine how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka. whereas India is named the birthplace of Buddhism, Sri Lanka is its different domestic; Buddhism extends again over twenty-five hundred years at the island and continues to be on the middle of its religious traditions and culture.
Throughout the publication, writer Swarna Wickremeratne features a own view, sharing tales of herself, her family members, neighbors, and buddies as they “lived Buddhism” either in the course of her Sri Lankan girlhood and through more moderen occasions. This own view makes the traditions come alive as Wickremeratne information Buddhist ideals, customs, rituals and ceremonies, and folklore. She additionally offers a desirable dialogue of the Sangha, the institutional monkhood in Sri Lanka, together with its historical past, codes of behavior, and evolution and resilience over the years. Wickremeratne explores the hot makes an attempt by means of many priests to reinvent themselves in a society characterised by means of secularization, globalization, and a tide of competitive Christian evangelization.
Swarna Wickremeratne is a librarian at Oakton neighborhood university and an self sustaining scholar.
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Buddha in Sri Lanka: Remembered Yesterdays by Swarna Wickremeratne,George D. Bond