Caring for the Dead Ritually in Cambodia

Essay by John Holt

Buddhist conceptions of the after-life, and prescribed rites in relation to the dead,were modified adaptations of brahmanical patterns of religious culture in ancient India. In this article, I demonstrate how Buddhist conceptions, rites and dispositions have been sustained and transformed in a contemporary annual ritual of rising importance in Cambodia, pchum ben. Read More »

By Juliane Schober on September 4th, 2013

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The Theravada Buddhist Civilizations Project

The Theravada Civilizations Project Future Directions in the Study of Buddhism in Southeast Asia Read More »

By Juliane Schober on September 4th, 2013

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The Library at the EFEO Centre, Chiang Mai

The library, opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in July 2011, is open to the general public. The collection - some 45,000 monographs and 40,000 issues of periodicals in Thai as well as western languages - constitutes a major resource for research in Buddhism and the history, anthropology, and art of Southeast Asia. Read More »

By Juliane Schober on November 12th, 2012

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