Making Fields of Merit: Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand

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NIAS Press, 2007 - Buddhism - 283 pages
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Contents

Introduction Buddhist female ascetics in Thai society
1
The five Buddhist precepts
4
in the saalaa at Ratburi Samnak Chii
19
Gender orders and gendering renunciation past and present
23
The eight chief rules gurudhamma
26
Themes of going forth
53
Transcending the lay realm
81
forgiveness before ordination
94
Gender and the fields of merit
140
A religious field in transition
170
Mae chiis quest for education
193
meeting with families on the application day
206
Struggles for legal recognition
229
Institutes annual meeting 1998
233
Summary and conclusions
246
Glossary
255

The mae chiis daily schedule at Ratburi Samnak Chii
122
for the chii phrams precepts
127
The schedule at the retreat at Ratburi Samnak Chii
135

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