Nimitta and visual methods in Siamese and Lao meditation traditions from the 17th century to the present day

@article{Choompolpaisal2019NimittaAV,
  title={Nimitta and visual methods in Siamese and Lao meditation traditions from the 17th century to the present day},
  author={Phibul Choompolpaisal},
  journal={Contemporary Buddhism},
  year={2019},
  volume={20},
  pages={152 - 183}
}
ABSTRACT This article focuses on a range of meditation practices in Siam and Laos from the early sixteenth century to the present, using primarily published materials from the early twentieth century, especially a survey of traditional or boran meditation published in 1936 by the Thammayut monk Phramahachoti Jai Yasothararat (1897–1963). The works he compiled stem from high-ranking Lao and Siamese clerics including three Supreme Patriarchs: Sivisuddhisom (Laos; sixteenth century), Suk (Siam… 

ABHIDHAMMA AND NIMITTA IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MEDITATION MANUSCRIPTS FROM SRI LANKA: A CONSIDERATION OF ORTHODOXY AND HETEROPRAXY IN BORAN KAMMAṬṬHĀNA

ABSTRACT The Nevill Collection of manuscripts from Sri Lanka housed in the British Library includes seventeen texts, in eleven manuscripts, related to a type of Theravada Buddhist meditation referred

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