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Buddhism Conference

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Buddhism Conference anth 021

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Extra credit class notes for Buddhism
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by carla Notetaker on Sunday September 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to anth 021 at University of Vermont taught by Vivanco in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see cultural anthropology in Anthroplogy at University of Vermont.

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Date Created: 09/25/16
1:30­3:  Session 3:  Senses and Sensibilities  Buddhism conference  Felicity:  -  robahituatded action - the cleaning of the body - leaving homeostasis  - book project (senses and sensibilities)  - social and religious structures are embodied (habituated action) - ethnic and morality in anthropology  - ethnography & living past experiences  - ethnography  looking for a way to be grounded - what is intimate? Emotional sharing, true ideas, how much someone is sharing, “I think  we have to be really careful about this because people can miss it, I was working with  people who were approaching death and they weren’t crying and I was appalled” but  when met with Americans and explained what she was working with and they cried she  was applauded because her senses changed, Love & Pity   - compassion.  QUESTIONS: What pity is in your work? A concept in English language. In Tibet where are  they using the term  puts someone in a position who is not as well off as you. A wise poor man  pities a rich fool (only possible in a hierarchy) . Feel as if you have some bit of better than  someone else, you have the capacity to pity them. (It’s the difference between sympathy and  empathy)   Julia: Washington State University where will you go there you aren’t  - studied Buddhism in Thailand (small community) - mindfulness, training with monks (change / teach them instead of learn from them)  - worked with monks & village people, and psychologists  - Soul path - Nonself is a thing I Buddhism  - What is the self? What is the not self? Understand nonself practice mindfulness  - Mindfulness is a feeling that controls are body and our brain (if you are mindful when  fireworks go off surprisingly they don’t jump)  - Quan  personified wits (when mind wanders it is lost) quan is our mind  - Benefit of ethnography  can see these connections  - If you don’t have this mindfulness, you lose your mind  - Psychiatric hospital  interviewed about mindfulness, this is the place for people who  don’t have mindfulness. Being healthy = being mindfulness  - Mindfulness about religion or culture (don’t admit they because people will call them  crazy, and the difference versions, they teach it as a non religious concept)  QUESTIONS Mindfulness is reflecting a concept of self  its an analogy, when made into  American versions is decontextualized  Outside funding agencies for this mindfulness  Darry Pity  - Words alone cannot capture certain emotions - Surrealism and contextualizing surrealism  - The monks said that they take care of the rats  - Tattoos protect (but not the part that is tattooed) from predators (just an image below the  waist) words on the bottom of feet for protection  - The life of rats in Cambodia (a pest) imported  - People who loved their rats had ‘better’ rats  Are books material/ physical objects, texts / historical transmission   Monk Reading from a palm but there was nothing written he was just speaking from  past   Textual Buddhism 


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