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Buddhist Ceremonies and Rituals of Sri Lanka A.G.S. Kariyawasam

Buddhist Ceremonies and Rituals of Sri Lanka

A.G.S. Kariyawasam

Published September 7th 1998
ISBN : 9789552401268
Paperback
38 pages
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In all the countries into which Buddhism has spread, the great tradition of classical Buddhism is accompanied by a small tradition of local ceremonies and rituals that help to integrate the lofty teachings of the Buddha into the everyday concernsMoreIn all the countries into which Buddhism has spread, the great tradition of classical Buddhism is accompanied by a small tradition of local ceremonies and rituals that help to integrate the lofty teachings of the Buddha into the everyday concerns of the people. This 68-page booklet provides a concise survey of the local ceremonies and rituals that have been integrated over time into the popular Buddhism of Sri Lanka. The author discusses such Buddhist rites as the Refuges and Precepts, devotional worship, the Bodhi-puja, and the pirit ceremony. The author also explains the holy days and their significance in Sri Lanka.