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The Book Sacred Sites of Burma
The Author Donald Martin Stadtner
The Publisher River Books Press Dist A C
Release Date2011
Genre Architecture
Pages 348
ISBN 9749863607
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The sacred sites of Burma are amongst the most beautiful and spectacular in all of Asia. However, the fame and sacredness of these holy places rests almost solely on the myths and legends that surround their founding and the origins of their relics. These Buddhist tales can arise and evolve with astounding speed and creativity drawing on a variety of sources ranging from local folklore to Sri Lankan chronicles. This book uncovers the evidence for and traces the development of these intricate myths across a wide spectrum of sacred sites ranging from Yangon and the Mon State in Lower Burma to Pagan and Mandalay in Upper Burma as well as considering the areas of Shan influence around Inle lake. The author illustrates how sacred sites can emerge with remarkable frequency even in our own time with only those that possess myths catching the imagination of the Buddhist faithful having any chance of long term survival. This book represents an essential read for anyone interested in the development of Buddhism in its many aspects, be they its art, archaeology, history or belief.


The Book Hard Travel to Sacred Places
The Author Rudolph Wurlitzer
The Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date1995-09-11
Genre Travel
Pages 161
ISBN 1570621179
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hard Travel to Sacred Places is the record of a personal odyssey through Southeast Asia, an external and internal journey through grief and the painful realities of a decadent age. Wurlitzer—novelist, screenwriter, and Buddhist practitioner—travels with his wife, photographer Lynn Davis, on a photo assignment to the sacred sites of Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. Heavy Westernization, sex clubs, aging hippies and expatriates, and political dissidents provide a vivid contrast to the peace that Wurlitzer and Davis seek, still reeling from the death of their son in a car accident. As Davis with her camera searches for a thread of meaning among the artifacts and relics of a more enlightened age, Wurlitzer grasps at the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings in an effort to assuage his grief. His journal chronicles the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad.


The Book Sacred Places
The Author Brad Olsen
The Publisher CCC Publishing
Release Date2000
Genre Sacred space
Pages 238
ISBN 1888729023
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.


The Book Directory of Sacred Places
The Author Timothy Whittaker
The Publisher Timothy Whittaker
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Reference
Pages
ISBN 9780977044016
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book contains a comprehensive list of Sacred Places from around the world.


The Book Brieven uit Birma
The Author Aung San Suu Kyi
The Publisher
Release Date2000
Genre
Pages 213
ISBN 9051667914
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Brieven van de Birmese schrijfster en voorvechtster van de mensenrechten over politieke misstanden, menselijk leed, zeden en gewoonten in Birma.


The Book Encyclopedia of Sacred Places
The Author Norbert Brockman
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2011-09-13
Genre Religion
Pages 681
ISBN 9781598846546
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.


The Book Birmaanse dagen
The Author George Orwell
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2018-01-24
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789029519878
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De Engelse houthandelaar Flory behoort tot de kleine blanke elite in het stadje Kyauktada in Opper-Birma. In de verzengende tropenhitte wordt hij steeds meer bevangen door walging van zichzelf en de andere Britten, die hun dagen verdoen in de Europese Club – hét broeinest van de koloniale onderdrukking van de Birmanen. Als Elizabeth Lackersteen haar oom komt bezoeken ziet Flory in haar een mogelijkheid om te ontsnappen uit zijn isolement, maar hij is niet bedacht op de sluwe intriges van de plaatselijke magistraat U Po Kyin, de jaloezie van een voormalige maîtresse en bovenal het kille opportunisme van Elizabeth. In Birmaanse dagen, zijn debuutroman, presenteert George Orwell een verwoestend beeld van het Briste kolonialisme, gebaseerd op zijn ervaringen als politieagent in Birma.


The Book Asian Sacred Natural Sites
The Author Bas Verschuuren
The Publisher
Release Date2016
Genre Historic sites
Pages 318
ISBN 1138936294
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Introduction : re-awakening the power of place : ancient philosophy and practice with current relevance for protected areas and conservation in Asia / Bas Verschuuren -- The Asian philosophy of protected areas / Amran Hamzah -- Sacred mountains in Asia : themes and implications for protected areas / Edwin Bernbaum -- Can world heritage status help protect sacred sites in Asia? / Alison Ormsby, Wendy Jackson and Shonil Bhagwat -- The sacred geography of Kyrgyzstan : an unrecognized network of community-conserved areas and traditional practices / Aitpaeva Gulnara -- Sacred mandala : protecting Bhutan's sacred natural sites / Liza Zogib, Khenpo Phuntshok Tashi, Tshewang Gyalpo, Sangay Dendhup, Riamsara Kuyakanon, Kelzang Wangchuk, Lopen Namgay Tenzin and Ngawang Gyeltshen -- Indian sacred natural sites : ancient traditions of reverence and conservation explained from a Hindu perspective / Rana P.B. Singh and Pravin S. Rana -- Interface between sacred natural sites and formal protected areas for biodiversity conservation in Nepal / Jailab Kumar Rai and Sudeep Jana -- Customary laws governing the sacred natural sites of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site in Lao PDR : implications for site management / Raphaël Glémet, Patricia Moore, Ketsana Phommachanh and Minavanh Pholsena -- Sacred natural sites in a legal context : a focus on the legal interpretation of the sacred/cultural heritage of the Dongaria Kondhs in India / Radhika Borde -- Forum Pekaseh in the management of Subak landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru, Unesco world heritage sites in Bali / Antoinette Royo, Wiwik Dharmiasih and Yunus Arbi -- The pa'oh's governance system and Kakku : implications for heritage conservation from Burma/Myanmar / Jonathan Liljeblad -- Kailash sacred landscape : bridging cultural heritage, conservation and development through a transboundary landscape approach / Abhimanyu Pandey, Rajan Kotru and Nawraj Pradhan -- Mount Fuji's history as a spiritual realm and means for its preservation / Toshihiko Ono, Tetsuro Hongo and Kiyotatsu Yamamoto -- Animism and traditional knowledge disappear in Virachey National Park, Cambodia / Gregory McCann and Yi-Chung Hsu -- Holy hills : sanctuaries of biodiversity in Xishuangbanna, south west China / Lily Zeng and Gaëtan Reuse -- Lakes of the gods : sacred high altitude lakes of Uttarakhand, India / Jatinder Kaur and Khima Nand Balodi -- Issyk Kul Lake, the planet's third eye : sacred sites in Issyk Kul Biosphere Reserve / Aibek Samakov and Fikret Berkes -- Tsum sacred conservation area in Gorkha, Nepal / Jailab Rai and Nima Lama -- Past and present biocultural significance of sea turtles for local communities on the Arabian Peninsula in western Asia / Vanda Mendonca, Boutros Abi-Aoun and Mohamed El Baradey -- Lua people : traditions, beliefs and sacred natural sites in northern Thailand / Narong Pongpandecha and Ken Taylor -- Creating new discursive terrain for the custodians of the Tibetan spiritscape in north west Yunnan / John Studley and Awang Jikmed -- Where culture and nature meet : recreating spiritual and religious practices for site management and governance in Takht-e Soleyman Lake, Iran / Minoo Hassani Esfehani -- The role of Tuvan people's scared natural sites in nature conservation in China / Yuxin Hou -- Conclusions : the way forward for sacred natural sites and conservation in Asia / Bas Verschuuren


The Book The Sacred Place of Exile
The Author Carla Brewington
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date2013-02-01
Genre Religion
Pages 170
ISBN 9781621895824
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The person of exile may be considered a wanderer, a nomad, a refugee, or a rebel. People of exile can be the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the outcast, the left out, and the pushed away. Different terms are used, but what defines them all is separation. Exile is a dangerous and dominant theme that runs through Scripture, through the lives of the people of Israel, and through the universal church. Women who have known the sacred place of exile are uniquely qualified to form a women's mission. The case is made for a momentum shift in missiological thinking. There is a desperate and aching need for a women's mission, which could lead the way to a women's missionary movement. The emergence of such a mission/movement is indeed fraught with skepticism and suspicion from many of those inside the church and leaders in the missionary world. But the radical, disruptive, costly following of Jesus to those "outside the camp" is our calling.


The Book The Atlas of Holy Places Sacred Sites
The Author Colin Wilson
The Publisher
Release Date1996
Genre Atlases, British
Pages 192
ISBN 0751303372
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This account of holy sites and mysterious ruins aims to capture the spirit of the places themselves. It explains their myths and legends and shows their continuing importance down the ages. Part One examines over 100 key sites and shows how they came to be regarded as sacred and their subsequent history. The sites are divided geographically into sections, such as Africa and the Middle East, Europe and Australia, and the Pacific. Each of these areas is introduced by a hand-drawn map showing all of the sites described and other areas of interest, such as ancient burial grounds, temples and natural sites. Part Two is a map-based gazetteer of over 1000 sacred sites. The sites are plotted over 20 maps, which are then followed by listings giving information about each holy place. The maps show the location of each site and the period in which it was built or used.


The Book Where China Meets India
The Author Thant Myint-U
The Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date2011-08-18
Genre History
Pages 384
ISBN 9780571277780
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: China and India have always been seperated not only by the Himalayas, but also by the impenetrable jungle and remote areas that once stretched across Burma. Now this last great frontier will likely vanish - forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies ended - leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography is as profound as the opening of the Suez Canal and is taking place just as the centre of the world's economy moves to the East. Thant Myint-U has travelled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming shopping malls now sit alongside the last remaining forests and impoverished mountain communities. In Where China Meets India he explores the new strategic centrality of Burma, the country of his ancestry, where Asia's two rising giant powers - China and India - appear to be vying for supremacy. Part travelogue, part history, part investigation, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region's long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world. Thant Myint-U is the author of The River of Lost Footsteps and has written articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the New Statesman. He has worked alongside Kofi Annan at the UN's Department of Political Affairs and currently works as a special consultant to the Burmese government.


The Book The History of Sacred Places in India As Reflected in Traditional Literature
The Author Hans Bakker
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date1990
Genre Foreign Language Study
Pages 221
ISBN 9004093184
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Secrets of the Sacred Cat of Burma
The Author Alwyn Hill
The Publisher Trafford
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre
Pages 156
ISBN 1412093511
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Religious sites in America
The Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
The Publisher Abc-Clio Inc
Release Date2000-10-01
Genre Reference
Pages 508
ISBN STANFORD:36105028656697
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lists religious centers and holy places throughout the United States, giving location, origin, history, size, accessibility, purpose, and influence, and covers beliefs ranging from Native American religions to modern evangelism.


The Book Modern China
The Author Rana Mitter
The Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date2014-04-23
Genre Social Science
Pages
ISBN 9789048525331
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: China is altijd in het nieuws: van mensenrechtenkwesties, tot de Olympische Spelen in Peking en het 'wonder' van de Chinese economie. Dit boek geeft lezers een korte, heldere introductie in de samenleving, de cultuur, de politiek, de economie en de kunst van het moderne China en zijn relatie met de rest van de wereld. Elementaire Deeltjes is een serie boekjes van AUP die kennis toegankelijk maakt voor een breed publiek. Het is de manier om snel kennis op te doen over onderwerpen die je interesseren. Experts nemen je mee op een ontdekkingsreis waarbij elk thema in de meest beknopte vorm volledig uitgediept wordt. De handige en handzame boekjes geven altijd antwoord op de vraag: 'Hoe zit dat nu eigenlijk?'


The Book SRI KSETRA Modern Pyay
The Author Andrea Pistolesi
The Publisher PadPlaces
Release Date2014-11-17
Genre Photography
Pages
ISBN 9788898437160
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The images captured by Andrea Pistolesi, of an unusual landscape of the precious archaeological and monumental heritage of Myanmar, suggested the initiative. To present to a wider public a little known aspect of the history of urbanisation in Southeast Asia: the cities of the Pyu culture. An extensive photo gallery and a precise archaeological presentation are a pleasant introduction to one of the best preserved areas of Burma, the modern Myanmar.


The Book The Maritime Frontier of Burma
The Author Jos J. L. Gommans
The Publisher Brill Academic Pub
Release Date2002-01-01
Genre History
Pages 248
ISBN STANFORD:36105111363334
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Situated at the periphery of both South and Southeast Asia, the maritime frontier of Burma (Arakan, Lower Burma and Tenasserim) has long been neglected area of study. In spite of its location at the outskirts of powerful Asian polities such as Taungngu Burma, Ayutthaya and Mughal India, it served as an important cultural and commercial crossroads connecting all the regions surrounding the Bay of Bengal. For the first time in Burmese studies, this volume explores the interactive elements of Coastal Burma's civilization by bringing together a unique array of scholars, both historians and art historians, both anglophones and francophones, both South Asianists and Southeast Asianists. The result is a creative and colorful pastiche that pays tribute to Burma's distinctive political, cultural and commercial place in the Indian Ocean world.


The Book Het Leven Als Kunst Met Vipassana Meditatie Zoals Onderwezen Door S N Goenka
The Author William Hart
The Publisher Pariyatti
Release Date2012-06-01
Genre Self-Help
Pages 123
ISBN 9781928706441
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De Nederlandse vertaling van The Art of Living. Dit is de klassieke introductie tot Vipassana-meditatie zoals onderwezen door S.N. Goenka. Het werd opgesteld onder zijn leiding en met zijn goedkeuring. Dit boek beschrijft het onderricht van S.N. Goenka op volledige en levendige wijze, het bevat zijn verhalen evenals zijn antwoorden op vragen van mediteerders.


The Book Buddhist Art of Myanmar
The Author Sylvia Fraser-Lu
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2015
Genre Art
Pages 256
ISBN 9780300209457
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A stunning showcase of exceptional and rare works of Buddhist art, presented to the international community for the first time The practice of Buddhism in Myanmar (Burma) has resulted in the production of dazzling objects since the 5th century. This landmark publication presents the first overview of these magnificent works of art from major museums in Myanmar and collections in the United States, including sculptures, paintings, textiles, and religious implements created for temples and monasteries, or for personal devotion. Many of these pieces have never before been seen outside of Myanmar. Accompanied by brilliant color photography, essays by Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Donald M. Stadtner, and scholars from around the world synthesize the history of Myanmar from the ancient through colonial periods and discuss the critical links between religion, geography, governance, historiography, and artistic production. The authors examine the multiplicity of styles and techniques throughout the country, the ways Buddhist narratives have been conveyed through works of art, and the context in which the diverse objects were used. Certain to be the essential resource on the subject, Buddhist Art of Myanmar illuminates two millennia of rarely seen masterpieces.


The Book The Marshall Travel Atlas of Sacred Places
The Author James Harpur
The Publisher
Release Date1998
Genre Sacred space
Pages 240
ISBN UVA:X006020213
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sacred Places visits more than 30 sites around the globe, from Mexico to China, Norway to India, taking in hallowed halls of temples and shrines, mystical mountains and places of pilgrimage. Location maps place each site in context.