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. 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. 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)