Schedneck to Discuss Her New Book on Theravada Buddhists

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Dr. Brooke Schedneck, an assistant professor at Rhodes whose work focuses on contemporary Buddhism in Thailand, has a new book out titled Living Theravada: Demystifying the People, Places, And Practices of a Buddhist Tradition. (Shambhala Publications, 2023).

On April 25 at 6 p.m., she will discuss the book at Novel Bookstore (387 Perkins Ext.) at the store’s Meet the Author event.

According to the publisher: “Tracing all the way back to the time of the Buddha, Theravada Buddhism is distinguished by canonical literature preserved in the Pali language, beliefs, and practices—and this literature is often specialized and academic in tone. By contrast, this book will serve as a foundational and accessible resource on Theravada Buddhism and the contemporary, lived world of its enduring tradition.”
Schedneck is the author of multiple books and has contributed to a variety of publications such as Tricycle and The Conversation. She has done extensive research on topics such as religions of Southeast Asia, contemporary Buddhism, gender in Asian religions, religious tourism, temples, monastic lives, lay Buddhists, and meditation. In Living Theravada, she highlights the diversity of Theravada Buddhists today.