New Buddhist movements in Thailand: towards an understanding of Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke
"This book examines two new Buddhist movements in Thailand, namely the Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke. These movements represent two distinctive trends within contemporary Buddhism in Thailand. Vastly different in belief and practice, they emerged in Thailand in the 1970s at a time of political uncertainty, social change and increasing dissatisfaction with the Thai Sangha and its leadership."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes index. Bibliography: p. 236-246. Review of scholarly literature on the Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Santi Asoke movements -- 1. Setting the scene : the religious and socio-political context of the development of the two movements -- 2. The inception and development of the Wat Phra Dhammakaya movement -- 3. An analysis of the Wat Phra Dhammakaya movement -- 4. The approach of Wat Phra Dhammakaya to spiritual development -- 5. The history of the Santi Asoke movement and a description of its various communities -- 6. The distinctives of Santi Asoke and an analysis of the movement -- 7. The approach of Santi Asoke to spiritual purification -- 8. Conclusion -- App. 1. Research methodology -- App. 2. Analysis of the Santi Asoke questionnaire.
- LCC: BQ566
- Dewey Decimal: 294.309593
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xiii, 253 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
- Edition Info: (hbk.)
- M?nnithi Thammak?i (Khlong Luang, Thailand)
- Santi ?As?k (Organization)
- Buddhism -- Thailand -- History -- 20th century
- Buddhist sects -- Thailand
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