By Asanga Tilakaratne
The writer is going directly to chronicle his personal involvement as an observer-participant in “the Theravada world,” the place he used to be born and raised. His is a unprecedented first-hand account of residing Theravada Buddhism not just in its conventional habitats, but additionally on this planet at huge on the sunrise of the twenty-first century. He concludes with a dialogue on what's taking place to Theravada at the present time around the globe, masking concerns corresponding to diaspora Buddhism, women’s Buddhism, and engaged Buddhism. The book’s available language and transparent explication of Theravada doctrine and texts make this an amazing creation for the scholar and normal reader.
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