Architects Of Buddhist Leisure
Socially Disengaged Buddhism In Asia'S Museums, Monuments, And Amusement Parks
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Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia's culture of Buddhist leisure - what he calls ""socially disengaged Buddhism"" - through a study of architects responsible for monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites.