• Thai Local Knowledge: The Long Hidden Wisdom of Manuscripts

    The original article, written by Jana Igunma for the Southeast Asia Library Group, is available here.

    Local knowledge plays an important role in people’s everyday lives and helps to maintain health, wealth and stable communities. Read More »

  • Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Workshop at 2017 AAS meeting

    The Theravada Civilizations Project announces:

    A Doctoral and Post-doctoral Workshop, University of Toronto, March 15, 2017

    DEADLINE for proposals: Jan.1, 2017

    The Theravada Civilizations Project is pleased to announce plans for an intensive Doctoral and Post-doctoral workshop, which will be held on March 15, one day prior to the Association for Asian Studies, March16-19, 2012 at the University of Toronto. Read More »

  • Professor Collins’ Fourth Lecture: “Buddhist Practices of Self: Spiritual Exercises”

    To understand forms of askesis, Practices of Self, we need to look from both internal and external pespectives. That is, there are forms of dress (uniforms) as well as of ‘introspection.’ The lectures will conclude with a brief history of the rise of Insight meditation (vipassana) and Mindfulness (sati), in Buddhism and in contemporary psychotherapy. Read More »

  • Professor Collins’ Third Lecture: “Buddhist Practices of Self: Historical and Philosophical Contexts”

    How and Why did Buddhist and other forms of asceticism arise in the Second Urbanization of India (6th to 4th centuries BCE)? One needs to understand Buddhism’s dichotomy between Conventional and Ultimate Truth to be able to make comparative analyses. Read More »

  • Professor Collins’ Second Lecture: “The Sociology of Wisdom: Supererogation in Morality and Society”

    Wisdom in Buddhism is more than just a word for Enlightenment. We need a wider comparative study of wisdom Literature. Supererogation — going beyond the call of duty — can be used as a sociological as well as moral concept. Read More »

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Buddhist rebirth in different planes of existence

Posted by the British Libraries Asia and Africa Blog

Posted: 09 Mar 2016 05:15 AM PST

Kamma is a Pali word and it covers all kinds of intentional actions, whether mental (mano kamma), verbal (vaci kamma) or physical (kaya kamma). The Buddhist doctrine “Paticcasamuppada” is demonstrative of the process of kamma. Read More »

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