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A Study of Cognitive Linguistic Structure Based on...
A Study of Cognitive Linguistic Structure Based on the Four Conditions of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2013)

by Guruge, Ananda W.P.

The main purpose of this study is to depict Nagarjuna's implication on how he redefined the Four Conditions (catvārah pratyayā ) as the cognitive linguistic structure by allocating 32 functional metadata throughout the texts of Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (...

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Change without confrontation: The making of mainst...
Change without confrontation: The making of mainstream meditation
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2014-07)

by Robinson, Robert V.

This dissertation contributes to scholarship on consensus-based movement mobilization, institutional change, and field theory by exploring how movements with stigmatized cultural elements develop consensus-based tactics to establish legitimacy and bu...

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Healing through compassionate awareness: A compari...
Healing through compassionate awareness: A comparison of American vipassanā practice and existential-humanistic psychology
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2013)

by Phelps, Janis

This dissertation compares the integrated vipassanā movement of North America and the existential-humanistic school of psychology. The comparison examines both healing practices and ontological paradigms. The integrated vipassanā movement in the Unit...

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Shelled: Evocations of a ghostly ethics
Shelled: Evocations of a ghostly ethics
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2009)

by Park, Jin Y.

This paper is an attempt to show that there is the possibility of non-substantialist ethics. Huayan Buddhism and Derridean deconstruction are examples of nonsubstantalist ontologies, each containing aspects that are useful in reinventing the very ide...

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Mothers of all peoples: Goddesses of Thailand from...
Mothers of all peoples: Goddesses of Thailand from prehistory until the present
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Dissertation | application/pdf (2012)

by Birnbaum, Lucia Chiavola

While women in the West are trying to recover their goddess traditions which have been strongly suppressed under Christianity, the goddess tradition of Thailand has been alive and has coexisted with male-dominant religions until the present day. Thai...