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    Tantric Theravāda: A Bibliographic Essay on the Writings of François Bizot and Others on the Yogāvacara Tradition.Kate Crosby - 2000 - Contemporary Buddhism 1 (2):141-198.
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    The Sutta on Understanding Death in the Transmission of Borān Meditation From Siam to the Kandyan Court.Kate Crosby, Andrew Skilton & Amal Gunasena - 2012 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 40 (2):177-198.
    This article announces the discovery of a Sinhalese version of the traditional meditation ( borān yogāvacara kammaṭṭhāna ) text in which the Consciousness or Mind, personified as a Princess living in a five-branched tree (the body), must understand the nature of death and seek the four gems that are the four noble truths. To do this she must overcome the cravings of the five senses, represented as five birds in the tree. Only in this way will she permanently avoid the (...)
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    Terms of Engagement: Text, Technique and Experience in Scholarship on Theravada Meditation.Andrew Skilton, Kate Crosby & Pyi Phyo Kyaw - 2019 - Contemporary Buddhism 20 (1-2):1-35.
    ABSTRACTThis article examines the term kammaṭṭhāna in three contexts. It begins by looking at the rare usage in the Pali canon where it denotes secular work, but is extended to include the work of the ascetic. It then looks at its usage in the commentarial period to denote the meditation subjects for samatha meditation, and where extensions of this to include vipassanā also occur. Finally, the article looks at kammaṭṭhāna in early modern Southeast Asia in the context of a variety (...)
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    Poetic Dhamma and the Zare: Traditional Styles of Teaching Theravada Amongst the Shan of Northern Thailand.Kate Crosby & Jotika Khur-Yearn - 2010 - Contemporary Buddhism 11 (1):1-26.
    In the Theravada Buddhism of the Shan peoples of northern Burma and Thailand, the main medium for the transmission of complex teachings is an elaborate form of poetry. The scholars who preserve and perform the readings of such teachings are called zare. Mostly they are laymen, although some are women and a few are monks. This article examines how the zare acquire their extraordinary erudition, the challenges confronting the tradition in the face of political suppression, modernity and minority language status, (...)
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    History Versus Modern Myth: The Abhayagirivihāra, the Vimuttimagga and Yogāvacara Meditation. [REVIEW]Kate Crosby - 1999 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 27 (6):503-550.
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    Uddis and ĀCikh: Buddhaghosa on the Inclusion of the SikkhāPada in the Pabbajjā Ceremony. [REVIEW]Kate Crosby - 2000 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 28 (5/6):461-477.
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    Changing the Landscape of Theravada Studies.Kate Crosby - 2008 - Contemporary Buddhism 9 (1):1-6.
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    A Theravāda Code Of Conduct For Good Buddhists: The "Upāsakamanussavinaya".Kate Crosby - 2006 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 126 (2):177-187.
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    Abhidhamma and Nimitta in Eighteenth-Century Meditation Manuscripts From Sri Lanka: A Consideration of Orthodoxy and Heteropraxy in Boran Kammaṭṭhāna.Kate Crosby - 2019 - Contemporary Buddhism 20 (1-2):111-151.
    ABSTRACTThe 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 to here as boran kammaṭṭhāna, ‘the old meditation method.’ This article offers the first detailed survey of these texts and finds a close correlation between the practices they advocate and commentarial Abhidhamma, a surprising finding given the modern reputation of these practices as heteroprax. It is less surprising when we observe that the (...)
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    Buddhism in America.Kate Crosby - 2014 - Contemporary Buddhism 15 (2):479-482.
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    Richard Hughes Seager. Buddhism in America.Kate Crosby - 2012 - Contemporary Buddhism 13 (2):349-352.
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    Review Of: A Philological Approach to Buddhism. [REVIEW]Kate Crosby - 2008 - Buddhist Studies Review 25 (1):113-115.
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    Uddis and Åcikh. The Inclusion of the Sikkhåpada in the Pabbajjå Liturgy According to the Samantapåsådika.Kate Crosby - 2000 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 28 (5-6):461-477.
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    Kamma, Social Collapse or Geophysics? Interpretations of Suffering Among Sri Lankan Buddhists in the Immediate Aftermath of the 2004 Asian Tsunami.Kate Crosby - 2008 - Contemporary Buddhism 9 (1):53-76.
    In the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami, those affected struggled to come to terms with the scale of the disaster. This article documents the initial response in religious terms to the calamity by Buddhists in Sri Lanka. It looks at the interpretations they proposed for the causes of such suffering.1 The account given here is based mainly on conversations and fieldwork conducted in Sri Lanka within the first fortnight after the tsunami.2 The places, temples and organisations I visited (...)
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    Streams of the Salween: Currents and Crosscurrents in the Study of Shan Buddhism.Kate Crosby, Khammai Dhammasami, Jotika Khur-Yearn & Andrew Skilton - 2009 - Contemporary Buddhism 10 (1):1-15.
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    An Interdisciplinary Journal.Andrew Skilton, Shan Buddhism, Kate Crosby, Khammai Dhammasami, Jotika Khur-Yearn, Chit Hlaing, Susan Conway, Venerable Khammai Dhammasami, Nancy Eberhardt & Jane M. Ferguson - 2009 - Contemporary Buddhism 10 (2).
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    Afterword – Ways Forward.Andrew Skilton, Pyi Phyo Kyaw & Kate Crosby - 2019 - Contemporary Buddhism 20 (1-2):372-377.
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