Paper on cultural tensions in Western monasteries

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Paper on cultural tensions in Western monasteries

Postby gavesako » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:00 am

Title
The analysis of tensions in Western monasteries linked to the Thai forest tradition in the lineage of Ajahn Chah : the separation between the ‘original’ Buddhism and ‘Thai’ monastic traditions

By Pattrarat Suwanwatthana (ภัทรารัตน์ สุวรรณวัฒนา), MA Study of Religions 2008, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Abstract
This short paper is a part of an MA dissertation, The analysis of tensions in Western monasteries linked to the Thai forest tradition in the lineage of Ajahn Chah : the separation between the ‘original’ Buddhism and the ‘Thai’ monastic traditions. The paper was published in an academic journal of the Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand, and was presented at the 2nd International Buddhist Research Seminar at Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, on Saturday 9th January 2010.

บทวิเคราะห์ความตึงเครียดของวัดในตะวันตก ซึ่งเป็นวัดสาขาของวัดอาจารย์ชา

หมายเหตุ : ตีพิมพ์บางส่วนของบทความ ในวารสารทางการศึกษาของ The International Association of Buddhist Universities - IABU
ซึ่งแจกในาน The 2nd International Buddhist Research Seminar, 8-10 Jan 2010

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PDF for download at http://www.openbase.in.th/node/13488
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Re: Paper on tensions in Western monasteries of Ajahn Chah

Postby Bankei » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:49 pm

Thanks Bhante. very interesting.

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Re: Paper on tensions in Western monasteries of Ajahn Chah

Postby BlackBird » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:02 pm

Great read so far.

Thanks Bhante.
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Re: Paper on tensions in Western monasteries of Ajahn Chah

Postby appicchato » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:51 am

Getting any two people within eye and hearing contact of each other, given enough time and circumstance, and there will be tension...nothing new here...the author might have been (a little) more persuasive had he enlisted someone with English as their first language to clean it up...then again, maybe not...
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Re: Paper on tensions in Western monasteries of Ajahn Chah

Postby SDC » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:05 pm

Very interesting, Bhante. Thank you for posting.

I had a lot of thoughts going through my head after reading this. Although, I feel the points I would like to discuss would be best suited for a thread in the ordination forum, being as though they go beyond what was discussed in this paper.

Go here if you are interested: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5451&view=unread#unread
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