Thailand's International Meditation Centers: Tourism and the by Brooke Schedneck PDF

By Brooke Schedneck

This publication explores modern practices in the new establishment of overseas meditation facilities in Thailand. It discusses the improvement of the lay vipassana meditation move in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to modern procedures of commodification and globalisation. via an exam of the way meditation facilities are promoted the world over, the writer considers how Thai Buddhism is translated for and embodied inside foreign travelers who perform meditation retreats in Thailand. laying off new gentle at the decontextualization of spiritual practices, and elevating new questions pertaining to tourism and faith, this publication makes a speciality of the character of cultural alternate, religious tourism, and non secular selection in modernity. With an objective of reframing questions of spiritual modernity, each one bankruptcy bargains a brand new standpoint at the phenomenon of religious looking in Thailand. supplying an research of why meditation practices entice non-Buddhists, this booklet contends that religions don't go back and forth as complete entities yet as a substitute that partial parts resonate with diversified cultures, and are appropriated over time.

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This e-book explores modern practices in the new establishment of overseas meditation facilities in Thailand. It discusses the improvement of the lay vipassana meditation circulate in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to modern procedures of commodification and globalisation. via an exam of the way meditation facilities are promoted across the world, the writer considers how Thai Buddhism is translated for and embodied inside of foreign travelers who perform meditation retreats in Thailand.

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