Tag Archives: Buddhism

Mega Monasteries in Tibet

A review of The Mother of All Monasteries: Gönlung Jampa Ling and the Rise of Mega Monasteries in Northeastern Tibet, by Brenton Sullivan. In The…

Buddhism & Politics in Sri Lanka

A review of Ruling Religion: Buddhism, Politics and Law in Contemporary Sri Lanka, by Benjamin Schonthal. A legacy of colonial rule, a civil war persisting…

Visual Culture of Song Dynasty Buddhism

A review of Descent of Deities: The Water-Land Retreat and the Transformation of the Visual Culture of Song-Dynasty (960-1279) Buddhism, by Phillip E. Bloom. In…

Aesthetics & Cosmopolitanism at a Buddhist Monastery

A review of Materials of Buddhist Culture: Aesthetics and Cosmopolitanism at Mindroling Monastery, by Dominique Townsend. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there remains a…

Red Tara: Female Deity & Tibetan Buddhism

A review of Red Tārā: Lineages of Literature and Practice, by Rachael Stevens. This thesis offers an insightful and much-needed overview of the literature, iconography…

Rethinking Buddha Images in Thailand

A review of The Social and Religious World of Northern Thai Buddha Images: Art, Lineage, Power and Place in Lan Na Monastic Chronicles (Tamnan), by…

Buddhist Environmentalism

A review of Protecting the Spiritual Environment: Rhetoric and Chinese Buddhist Environmentalism, by Seth Clippard. How can Buddhists, as Buddhists, respond to China’s environmental crisis?…

Blogging Your Research: Fieldwork Websites

Considering the Benefits of Fieldwork Websites Before beginning fieldwork for my PhD dissertation, I followed a number of blogs that related to my subject of…

Buddhist Reform in 20c China & Singapore

A review of Kuayue Zhong, Xin de fojiao dashi: Zhuandao fashi yanjiu 跨越中、新的佛教大师: 转道法师研究 (A Master across China and Singapore: Research on Venerable Zhuandao), by…