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By Swarna Wickremeratne,George D. Bond

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

This publication 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 middle of its religious traditions and culture.

Throughout the booklet, writer Swarna Wickremeratne contains a own view, sharing tales of herself, her relations, acquaintances, and associates as they “lived Buddhism” either in the course of her Sri Lankan girlhood and through newer instances. This own view makes the traditions come alive as Wickremeratne information Buddhist ideals, customs, rituals and ceremonies, and folklore. She additionally offers a desirable dialogue of the Sangha, the institutional monkhood in Sri Lanka, together with its heritage, codes of behavior, and evolution and resilience over the years. Wickremeratne explores the hot makes an attempt through many priests to reinvent themselves in a society characterised through secularization, globalization, and a tide of competitive Christian evangelization.

Swarna Wickremeratne is a librarian at Oakton group university and an self sustaining scholar.

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