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By Brooke Schedneck

This booklet explores modern practices in the new establishment of foreign meditation facilities in Thailand. It discusses the advance of the lay vipassana meditation circulation in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to modern strategies of commodification and globalisation. via an exam of the way meditation facilities are promoted across the world, the writer considers how Thai Buddhism is translated for and embodied inside overseas travelers who perform meditation retreats in Thailand. laying off new gentle at the decontextualization of non secular practices, and elevating new questions bearing on tourism and faith, this booklet specializes in the character of cultural alternate, non secular tourism, and spiritual selection in modernity. With an objective of reframing questions of non secular modernity, every one bankruptcy deals a brand new standpoint at the phenomenon of non secular looking in Thailand. providing an research of why meditation practices attract non-Buddhists, this publication contends that religions don't commute as entire entities yet in its place that partial parts resonate with diverse cultures, and are appropriated over time.

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