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Buddhists, Shamans, and SovietsRituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Justine Buck Quijada

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190916794
eISBN:
9780190916824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916794.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

History in the Soviet Union was a political project. From the Soviet perspective, Buryats, an indigenous Siberian ethnic group, were a “backward” nationality that was carried along on the inexorable ... More

Mind CureHow Meditation Became Medicine

Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

Mindfulness is widely claimed to improve health and performance, and historians typically say that efforts to promote meditation and yoga therapeutically began in the 1970s. In fact, they began much ... More

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