Discovery of 12,000-year-old Temple Complex Could Alter Theory of Human Development. Mapping Stereotypes. Monks With Guns: Discovering Buddhist Violence. The publication of Buddhist Warfare, a book I co-edited with Mark Juergensmeyer, is a bittersweet experience as it marks the culmination of a journey that began with an exploration of the peaceful aspects of Buddhism only to end up chronicling portions of its dark side.
This journey, which consumed much of the last six years of my life, began in 2003 when my wife and I spent a little over a year in Thailand. It was then that I began to research Buddhist social activism which was going to be the topic of my dissertation.Rather than look to archives, I decided to speak with Buddhist monks and nuns on the ground. Great Diagrams in Anthropology , Linguistics, and Social Theory. Aztec Butte in Canyonlands. 6th Century B.C. Palace Proves That To Destroy Something Is To Preserve It. Yay for destruction!
This is a case of ritual destruction, but the VERY best is the real thing: war! This site I work on was destroyed twice, once by the Akkadians and once by the Hittites. They burned down houses and palaces, so that everything remained frozen the way it was on that moment. Kitchens and workshops with all their clutter, the royal palace with gold and lapis lying around... yum. Actually, the Pompei scenario is probably even better. boom. Lojong. Lojong (Tib.
བློ་སྦྱོང་,Wylie: blo sbyong) is a mind training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Geshe Chekhawa. The practice involves refining and purifying one's motivations and attitudes. The fifty-nine or so slogans that form the root text of the mind training practice are designed as a set of antidotes to undesired mental habits that cause suffering. They contain both methods to expand one's viewpoint towards absolute bodhicitta, such as "Find the consciousness you had before you were born" and "Treat everything you perceive as a dream", and methods for relating to the world in a more constructive way with relative bodhicitta, such as "Be grateful to everyone" and "When everything goes wrong, treat disaster as a way to wake up.
" History of the practice Atiśa journeyed to Sumatra and studied with Dharmarakṣita for twelve years. Geshe Chekhawa is claimed to have cured leprosy with mind training. 1. 2. Anthropological Theory Timeline. European Colonization (1st wave) Heyday of Classical Cultural Evolution Tylor(Classical Cultural Evolution) Frazer(Classical Cultural Evolution) Durkheim(Pre-structuralism) Freud(Psychoanalysis) 1st moving assembly line Boas(Historical Particularism) Fordism coined Ford's assembly line World War I Einstein(Theory of relativity) Saussure(Pre-structuralism) Diffusionism gains popularity Weber(Political Economy) Radcliffe-Brown(Struct-Functionalism) Malinowski(Functionalism) Mauss(Pre-structuralism) Mead(Culture and Personality) Great Depression Sapir and Whorf(Cognitive Anth) TV commercially available The New Deal Benedict(Culture and Personality) Steward(Neo-evolutionism/Cult.
Evans-Pritchard(Struct-Functionalism) World War II Cold War.