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Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Examines the meanings, practices, and purposes of mindfulness in Buddhist Asia, focusing on Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. Reveals the experiences of people in Buddhist monasteries hospitals, markets, and homes in the region. Interviews the opinion of monk in Thailand about mindfulness. Considers the feeling of mindfulness in meditation such as Anapanasati meditation, the mindfulness of the breath “Yup No Phong No” walking meditation, and power and the ghosts of insanity in lay Thai life. Cover topics on ghosts, mental health, and mindfulness in a multireligious psychiatric setting in Sri Lanka