Living Buddhism in Thailand with Dr. Brooke Schedneck

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Living Buddhism in Thailand with Dr. Brooke Schedneck

Living Buddhism in Thailand with Lifelong Learning Payap in Chiang Mai


Presented by Dr. Brooke Schedneck, PhD

Course Dates:

Thursday, November 9, 2023


10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Lifelong Learning Center, Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Road


300 THB




Theravada Buddhism practice in Thailand includes spirits, Hindu gods, Chinese deities, and local legends. To understand this encompassing complex, our presenter will highlight parts of her new book, Living Theravada: Demystifying the People, Places, and Practices of a Buddhist Tradition. Attendees will come away with a wealth of knowledge regarding the contemporary Buddhist tradition in Thailand today.

Brooke Schedneck, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of religious studies at Rhodes College. Her work focuses on contemporary Buddhism in Thailand, and she spent years teaching and conducting research in Chiang Mai. She has presented her research internationally, and her work has been featured in academic journals and publications such as TricycleAeon, and The Conversation. In 2020, Dr. Schedneck published a co-edited volume titled Buddhist Tourism in Asia and her second monograph, Religious Tourism in Northern Thailand, was short-listed for the EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize 2022. Her introduction to contemporary, lived Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Living Theravada, was published with Shambhala Publications in 2023.


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November 9, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+7
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Lifelong Learning Payap


Lifelong Learning Payap Center
Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus, Unnamed Road, Wat Ket, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand
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