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The autobiography of Phra Ajaan Lee - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Thai book

Title: The autobiography of Phra Ajaan Lee

Author: Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This book is the autobiography of Phra Ajaan Lee (1907-1961), famous monk from the forest tradition.


The Autobiography of a Forest Monk Phra Rajanirodharangsee -- Venerable Ajahn Tate - Bhikkhu Ariyesako
Thai book

Title: The Autobiography of a Forest Monk Phra Rajanirodharangsee -- Venerable Ajahn Tate

Author: Bhikkhu Ariyesako

Publisher:

Isbn: 974-8361-70-5

Year: First Edition, 1993

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This book is the autobiography of one such monk. Venerable Ajahn Tate recorded his own life story -- it was first published for his seventy-second birthday celebration -- so that it might be of benefit to those monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen following him. He recounts his life from his boyhood encounter with forest monks to his final status as one of the great masters of the modern era. Venerable Ajahn Tate passed away in 1994 aged ninety-two.


Thailand Into the spirit world - Marlane Guelden
Thai book

Title: Thailand Into the spirit world

Author: Marlane Guelden

Publisher: Times Editions

Isbn: 981-204-110-9

Year: First Edition, 1995

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This book sets out to explore the varying facets and elements that make the Thai spirit world so enthrallingly colorful and spellbinding. while there is no question that 95 per cent of Thais observe Buddhist conventions, they also believe in forms of animism and Hinduism which seep into Thai life centuries ago. This has provided a rich cultural fabric of mystical creatures, powerful amulets, magical tattoos, wandering ascetics, and the miniature spirit houses that are found in every housing compound, office building and business place to house and protect spirits.


Phra Farang An English Monk in Thailand - Phra Peter Pannapadipo
Thai book

Title: Phra Farang An English Monk in Thailand

Author: Phra Peter Pannapadipo

Publisher: Post Books

Isbn: 974-202-019-1

Year: Third Printing, 1999

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This is a delightful little book that should be read by anyone with an interest in the practice of Buddhism. Both Thai and Western readers will gain valuable (and often amusing) insights into some problems faced by westerners who are ordained as Buddhist monks.


Forest Recollections - Wandering Monks in Twentieh-century Thailand - Kamala Tiyavanich
Thai book

Title: Forest Recollections - Wandering Monks in Twentieh-century Thailand

Author: Kamala Tiyavanich

Publisher: Silkworm Books

Isbn: 9-7471-0040-1

Year: 1997

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: During the first half of this century the forests of Thailand were home to wandering ascetic monks. They were Buddhists, but their brand of Buddhism did not copy the practices described in ancient doctrinal texts. Their Buddhism found expression in living day-to-day in the forest and in contending with the mental and physical challenges of hunger, pain, fear, and desire. Combining interviews and biographies with an exhaustive knowledge of archival materials and a wide reading of ephemeral popular litterature, Kamala Tiyavanich documents the monastic lives of three generation of forest-dwelling ascetics and challenges the stereotype of state-centric Thai Buddhism.


The life and times of Luang Phaw Wat Paknam -
Thai book

Title: The life and times of Luang Phaw Wat Paknam

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Publisher: Dhammakaya Foundation

Isbn: 974-89409-4-2

Year: Third Edition, 2003

Language: English

Rate: 5/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: Widely known simply for the miracles surrounding the amulets he made, this biography reveals the determination and strength of character of a meditation master who with wholehearted dedication revived the state of Buddhism in Thailand today.


พระมหาสมปอง  ธรรมะ Delivery -
Thai book

Title: พระมหาสมปอง ธรรมะ Delivery

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Isbn: 978-974-06-5150-5

Year: 2008

Language: Thai

Rate: 5/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This comics book is targeted at Thai children to explain them the life of a famous monk in an entertaining way.


แม่นาค -
Thai book

Title: แม่นาค

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Year: 2008

Language: Thai

Rate: 3/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This biweekly Thai magazine is about famous Buddhist monks, sacred Buddhist protective amulets, notorious Buddhist temples, magic. But its focus is sacred or supernatural topics as its title is "แม่นาค", a famous Thai ghost from the 19th century.


กรรมทันตา -
Thai book

Title: กรรมทันตา

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Year: 2010

Language: Thai

Rate: 4/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This monthly Thai magazine is about karma redemption. It is full of stories related to bad or good actions done during previous life and their consequences during current life. It is based on Buddhist belief that life is a continuous cycle of rebirth until the enlightenment. Each new life is impacted by actions done in previous lives.


What's What In a Wat - Thai Buddhist Temples - x Straton
Thai book

Title: What's What In a Wat - Thai Buddhist Temples

Author: x Straton

Publisher: Silkworm Books

Isbn: 978-974-9511-99-2

Year:

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: As you walk through a Thai temple, a host of unfamiliar objects, shapes, and patterns tug at you from every direction. This handy and lucid guidebook will help you distinguish what is what. It takes you through a representative Thai Buddhist temple, guiding you from structure to structure and element ot element, explaining the function and purpose of each, and the symbolism behind the forms. A Thai wat can be a place of bewildering beauty, but this illustrated companion will help you to focus your eyes and identify what you see. Tourists and residents, novices and scholars will all gain a clearer sense of what a wat is and the role it plays today in the live of Thai people. The author has been researching and writing on Thai Buddhist art history for over forty years.


MONKS AND MEDIUMS: RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM IN NORTHERN THAILAND - MARJORIE A. MUECKE
Thai book

Title: MONKS AND MEDIUMS: RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM IN NORTHERN THAILAND

Author: MARJORIE A. MUECKE

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Year: 1986

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This 8 pages paper is about Spirit Mediumship in Urban Northern Thailand. It describes with interesting details a cultural paradox: a female spirit medium who receives Theravada Buddhist monks as clients


Celestial Discourse: Female Spirit Mediums Channel
Gendered Communication in Modernizing Southern Thailand - Marlane Guelden
Thai book

Title: Celestial Discourse: Female Spirit Mediums Channel Gendered Communication in Modernizing Southern Thailand

Author: Marlane Guelden

Publisher: unpublished manuscript

Isbn:

Year: 2002

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This 20 pages paper is based on Marlane Guelden's fieldwork in Southern Thailand about Female Spirit Mediums Channel. Research was conducted over 20 months from Oct 2000 to May 2002 for a Ph.D. in anthropology. Interviews were conducted with more than 100 persons. Based on a rich heritage of interaction with the invisible world, mediumship is flourishing and evolving in southern Thailand in the post-modern era.


Beyond Syncretism: Hybridization of Popular Religion in Contemporary Thailand - Pattana Kitiarsa
Thai book

Title: Beyond Syncretism: Hybridization of Popular Religion in Contemporary Thailand

Author: Pattana Kitiarsa

Publisher: The National University of Singapore

Isbn: S0022463405000251

Year: 2005

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This 27 pages article challenges the dominant paradigm of 'inclusive syncretism' in the study of Thai religion. It deals about the emergence of urban spirit-medium cults in Thai religion. The harmonious coexistence of deities from diverse religious traditions, ranging from Buddha to local and royal spirits, indicates a degree of transgression of the existing religious hierarchy and order. The blurring of distinctions between court and folk religious traditions or between official/doctrinal and popular Buddhism is particularly apparent.


The Spirit and Voodo World of Thailand - Ricahrdo Choo
Thai book

Title: The Spirit and Voodo World of Thailand

Author: Ricahrdo Choo

Publisher: Tantong Chinnawat Printing Ltd

Isbn: 65-6250 0067

Year: 2011

Language: English

Rate: 2/7

Type: Buddhism

Summary: This book is a full color bilingual publication in English and Chinese. This book is about understanding Thai Voodoo and includes chapters about Cat Foetus Corpse, Consecrated Water from Temple, Enhancement of luck ritual, Ghost from violent death, Corpse oil, Coffin nail, Attraction cream, Sacred wood, Mitr Mor spiritual knife...


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