Search for dissertations about: "Buddhism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 20 swedish dissertations containing the word Buddhism.

  1. 1. The Buddhist World Emperor's Mission : Millenarian Buddhism in Postcolonial Burma

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies

    Author : Niklas Foxeus; Stockholms universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Buddhism; millenarianism; weizzā weikza ; esotericism; supernatural powers; identity; politics; Burma; Theravāda Buddhism; cakkavattin; authority; legitimacy; charisma; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology History of religion; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Religionshistoria; History of Religion; religionshistoria;

    Abstract : In early postcolonial Burma, a number of so-called royal esoteric associations with a millenarian and eschatological orientation, and founded by persons believed to be the world emperor, emerged in response to political turmoil, nation-building projects, modernization, and after-effects of colonialism. These Theravāda Buddhist esoteric congregations, revivalist and innovative at the same time, were indicative of a general crisis of authority and identity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Conceptualizing and contextualizing mindfulness New and critical perspectives

    University dissertation from Jönköping : Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare

    Author : Håkan Nilsson; Högskolan i Skövde.; Högskolan i Skövde.; Högskolan i Jönköping.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; mindfulness; Buddhism; sati; social work; health; sustainable aging; mindfulness; Buddhism; sati; social work; health; sustainable aging;

    Abstract : This dissertation aims at analyzing mindfulness as a concept and a multidimensional phenomenon in its historic and primordial but also contemporary contexts. In the course of examining this more general question, this dissertation targets four specific objectives: 1) classifying existing definitions of mindfulness, 2) critically analyzing and interpreting the Buddhist and Western interpretations and practices of mindfulness, 3) elaborating on the social and existential dimensions of mindfulness, and 4) applying these dimensions in advancing the notion of mindful sustainable aging in the context of successful aging. READ MORE

  3. 3. Preserving Impermanence The Creation of Heritage in Vientiane, Laos

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Anna Karlström; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Vientiane; Laos; heritage; impermanence; preservation; restoration; destruction; immateriality; materiality; narrativity; Buddhism; animism; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Archaeology subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Arkeologiämnen; arkeologi; Archaeology; kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology; Ethnology; etnologi; History; historia;

    Abstract : This thesis is about the heritage in Vientiane. In an attempt to go beyond a more traditional descriptive approach, the study aims at bringing forward a discussion about the definition, or rather the multiplicity of definitions, of the concept of heritage as such. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Taizhou Movement Being Mindful in Sixteenth Century China

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Johanna Lidén; Stockholms universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Taizhou movement; Confucianism; Neo-Confucianism; Wang Gen; religious ideas; religious praxis; self-respect; self-protection; calming the mind; Wang Yangming; Buddhism; Yan Jun; Daoism; He Xinyin; Luo Rufang; religious persecution; History of Religion; religionshistoria;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to define and analyze the religious ideas, praxis and organizations of the Taizhou movement using the earliest sources from the Ming dynasty. The Taizhou movement originated with a salt merchant named Wang Gen (1483–1541), who became a disciple of the well-known Neo-Confucian philosopher Wang Yangming (1472–1529). READ MORE

  5. 5. The Birth of a Heruka : How Sangs rgyas rgyal mtshan became gTsang smyon Heruka: A Study of a Mad Yogin

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för etnologi, religionshistoria och genusstudier

    Author : Stefan Larsson; Stockholms universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Tibetan Buddhism; Tantric Buddhism; bKa’ brgyud tradition; gTsang smyon Heruka 1452–1507 ; mad yogin rnal ’byor smyon pa ; hagiography rnam thar ; “disciplined conduct” brtul zhugs spyod pa ; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology History of religion; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Religionshistoria; History of Religion; religionshistoria;

    Abstract : gTsang smyon Heruka (1452–1507) is one of Tibet’s most famous mad yogins. The mad yogins represent a relatively unknown aspect of Tibetan Buddhism that flourished in the 15th and 16th centuries. READ MORE