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Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

J. L. Cassaniti

Abstract

Remembering the Present examines the contemporary meanings, practices, and purposes of mindfulness in the countries of Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (Burma), which together make up a large part of what is known as the “Pali imaginaire” that spawned today’s global mindfulness movement. Drawing from the experiences of over 600 monks, psychiatrists, students, and villagers in the Buddhist monasteries, hospitals, markets, and homes in the region, Remembering the Present shows how an attention to memory informs how people live today, and how mindfulness, as understood through its Buddhist Pāli-l ... More

Keywords: Mindfulness, Buddhism, meditation, Theravāda, cultural psychology, vipassana, Temporality, Cultural phenomenology, Sati, Psychological anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501707995
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. L. Cassaniti, author
Washington State University