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Description - In the Cool Shade of Compassion by Kamala Tiyavanich

A fascinating collection of stories of the Thai forest monks that illuminates the Thai Forest tradition as a vibrant, compassionate, and highly appealing way of life.

Real-life stories about nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Buddhist monks in Thailand are ingeniously intermingled with experiences recorded by their Western contemporaries. By juxtaposing these eyewitness accounts, Kamala Tiyavanich presents a new and vivid picture of Buddhism as it was lived and of the natural environments in which the Buddha's teachings were practiced. Stories tell of giant snakes, bandits, boatmen, midwives, and guardian spirits, and this book collectively portrays a Buddhist culture in all its imaginative and geographical concreteness.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781611806496
ISBN-10: 1611806496
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kamala Tiyavanich

KAMALA TIYAVANICH is a Thai Buddhist with a PhD in Southeast Asian history from Cornell Universty. She is the author of Sons of The Buddha, Forest Recollections: Wandering Monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand, and The Buddha in the Jungle.

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