This suggestion was first proposed some time ago by Charles Hallisey in an influential article in the Journal of Buddhist Ethics ("Ethical Particularism in Theravada Buddhism
South/South East Asia Theravada Buddhism
- Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
x-xii) gives once more an impression of the treasures that await 'discovery' by scholars interested in Burmese and Theravada Buddhism
or Pali grammar and language.
In the last year we have been presented with three new books in the field in English: Ian Harris' work on the history of Cambodian Buddhism, Stephen Asma's account of a personal journey through lived Theravada Buddhism
, and this collection by Marston and Guthrie.
Even at Anuradhapura our capital city all the major Buddhist monasteries were going Mahayana and Mahavihara was the solitary fortress of Theravada Buddhism
. Sinhalese Kings supported both factions.
In her first book, Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth-Century Lankan Monastic Culture, Anne Blackburn explored the rise of the Siyam Nikaya in eighteenth-century Lanka in order to problematize an all-too-common dichotomy in recent scholarship between "traditional" Theravada Buddhism
and "Buddhist modernism." In her latest book, Locations of Buddhism: Colonialism and Modernity in Sri Lanka, Blackburn brings her expertise in colonial-era Lankan Buddhism and the Siyam Nikaya, her philological prowess in Pali and Sinhala, and her considerable talent as an academic writer to bear on the study of a single figure within nineteenth-century Lankan Buddhism: Hikkaduve Sumarigala.
It was primarily due to the effort of Bhikshu Prajnananda (1900-1996) Nepal's first Sanghanayake that Theravada Buddhism
While their writings did not focus exclusively on religion, they nonetheless assembled a catalogue of Theravada Buddhism
and its institutions in Burma.
Ways and means have been studied by the learned, virtuous and progressive section of the Buddhist sangha, particularly in Sri Lanka-the fountain head and headquarters of Theravada Buddhism
after it's expulsion from India.
Not so any longer for the wellspring of Theravada Buddhism
, Sri Lanka, and doubtful in neighbouring Burma, Cambodia, and Laos.
The Ascendancy of Theravada Buddhism
in Southeast Asia.
Despite all this festivity the question however arises to what extent is the spirit of Buddhism reflected in the present-day legislative enactments of this country which is supposed to be the custodian of Theravada Buddhism
. In this context are we not behind even some of the non-Buddhist Western countries?