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  Embodying the Dharma: Buddhist Relic Veneration in Asia
By: David Germano & Kevin Trainor

Embodying the Dharma


 
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Author: David Germano & Kevin Trainor
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780791462171 / 079146217x

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Embodying the Dharma explores the centrality of relic veneration in Asian Buddhist cultures. Long disregarded by Western scholars as a superstitious practice reflecting the popularization of "original" Buddhism, relic veneration has emerged as a topic of vital interest in the last two decades with the increased attention to Buddhist ritual practice and material culture. This volume includes studies of relic traditions in India, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as broader comparative analyses, including comparisons of Buddhist and Christian relic veneration.




Embodying Dharma, David Germano & Kevin Trainor, editors, SUNY Press, Hardcover, 201 pages, $40.00

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