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What is it like to meditate?: Methods and issues for a micro-phenomenological description of meditative experience.
In our society, where interest in Buddhist meditation is expanding enormously, numerous scientific studies are now conducted on the neurophysiological effects of meditation practices and on theExpand
Beyond Identity Fetishism: “Communal” Conflict in Ladakh and the Limits of Autonomy
For more than a decade, the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir has been the scene of large-scale violence. A plethora of groups combats the army and the paramilitary forces sent to quell the struggleExpand
Varieties of Secularism in Asia : Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual
1. Varieties of Secularism - in Asia and in Theory, Nils Bubandt and Martijn van Beek 2. Mimetic Re-enchantment: The Contemporary Chinese State and Tibetan Religious Leadership, Robert Barnett 3.Expand
Hill Councils, Development, and Democracy: Assumptions and Experiences from Ladakh
After decades of complaints about "stepmotherly treatment," misdirected development efforts, and alien administrators, the people of Leh District in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir wereExpand
Modern Ladakh : anthropological perspectives on continuity and change
The modern history of Ladakh has been profoundly shaped by influences from South Asia and beyond. In detailed empirical case-studies the contributors document and analyse change and continuities inExpand
The Apocalypse of Juan Ricci de Guevara. Literary and iconographical artistry as mystico-theological argument for Mary's Immaculate Conception in Immaculatae Conceptionis Conclusio (1663)
En 1663 el artista y fraile benedictino espanol Juan Ricci de Guevara (1600-1681) trato de proporcionar al Papa Alejandro VII la prueba teologica de la Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria. Este articuloExpand
Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom: The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Nepal. Edited by David N. Gellner, Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, and John Whelpton (Studies in Anthropology and History
  • M. V. Beek
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  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • 1 July 2000
Buddhist ideas may be different from what was understood by them originally. This is of interest not only to scholars, but should be noted by Western practitioners of Buddhism, too. Paper Two, "OnExpand