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By Swarna Wickremeratne,George D. Bond

Combining memoir, historical past, and present-day narrative, this e-book describes how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka.

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 heart of its non secular traditions and culture.

Throughout the publication, writer Swarna Wickremeratne includes a own view, sharing tales of herself, her kin, associates, and neighbors as they “lived Buddhism” either in the course of her Sri Lankan girlhood and through more moderen instances. This own view makes the traditions come alive as Wickremeratne info Buddhist ideals, customs, rituals and ceremonies, and folklore. She additionally presents a desirable dialogue of the Sangha, the institutional monkhood in Sri Lanka, together with its historical past, codes of behavior, and evolution and resilience through the years. Wickremeratne explores the new makes an attempt via many priests to reinvent themselves in a society characterised by way of secularization, globalization, and a tide of competitive Christian evangelization.

Swarna Wickremeratne is a librarian at Oakton neighborhood collage and an self reliant scholar.

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