In the Cool Shade of Compassion

The Enchanted World of the Buddha in the Jungle
Product Number: EB00728312
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834841772
Publisher: Shambhala
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Description

A fascinating collection of stories of the Thai forest monks that illuminates the Thai Forest tradition as a vibrant, compassionate, and highly appealing way of life. This work ingeniously intermingles real-life stories about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Buddhist monks in old Siam (today's Thailand) with experiences recorded by their Western contemporaries. Stories of giant snakes, bandits, boatmen, midwives, and guardian spirits collectively portray a Buddhist culture in all its imaginative and geographical brilliance. By juxtaposing these eyewitness accounts, Kamala Tiyavanich presents a new and vivid picture of Buddhism as it was lived and of the natural environments in which the Buddha's teachings were practiced. This book was previously published under the title The Buddha in the Jungle.

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Author(s): Kamala Tiyavanich
Genre: History, Religion
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2018

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