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Near-Death Experiences in Thailand

Description: Study examining near-death experiences (NDEs) in Thailand, which do not demonstrate the episodes most noted in those collected in the West, but they do show consistent features. The article argues that these features, including harbingers of death, visions of hell, the Lord of the underworld, and the benefits of making donations to Buddhist monks and temples, can be understood within the framework of beliefs and customs unique to Southeast Asia.
Date: Spring 2001
Creator: Murphy, Todd
Partner: UNT Libraries

A "Little Death": The Near-Death Experience and Tibetan Delogs

Description: Article exploring a phenomenon remarkably like the near-death experience that has been uncovered in Tibetan culture. Anthropologists have gathered accounts of contemporary and historical cases of remarkable people called delogs. Seemingly dead for several hours or days, these people revive spontaneously and tell detailed accounts of otherworldly journeys. These delogs are a bridge between contemporary near-death experiences and ancient shamanic practices.
Date: Spring 2001
Creator: Bailey, Lee W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Structure and Function of Near-Death Experiences: An Algorithmic Reincarnation Hypothesis

Description: Article examining a modification of the traditional doctrine of reincarnation that takes into account biological and cultural evolution. This allows an understanding of how the attributes of NDEs could have undergone selection even though all opportunities for mating have already passed at the time of death.
Date: Winter 2001
Creator: Murphy, Todd
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Centrality of Near-Death Experiences in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism

Description: From introduction: "One of the commonest reactions to the visionary experiences of heaven by the critical observer has been to argue that these are nothing more than the projections of the expectations of the dying person, who was either consciously or subconsciously trained to expect heavenly scenery (etc.) by his cultural upbringing. [...] This paper is a preliminary report on the status of NDEs in Pure Land Buddhism in China, and is an important contribution to cross-cultural research for several reasons"(pp. 154-155).
Date: December 1981
Creator: Becker, Carl B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Monk]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about U. Thittila arriving in Dallas to attend the World Conference on Religion and Freedom.
Date: April 15, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Peter Lieberson's First Piano Concerto: A Buddhist-inspired poetic vision realized through twelve-tone language, other contemporary compositional techniques, together with three recitals of works by Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Albéniz, Grieg, Ginastera and Paderecki

Description: The main objective of this document is to explore the life and spiritual convictions of composer Peter Lieberson, and the creation of his Piano Concerto. Lieberson is a sought after composer who has won many awards and commissions. His works have been premiered and performed by some of the best musical artists of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century, such as Peter Serkin, Emmanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, and Pierre Boulez. This study is divided into six chapters. After the Introduction, a biographical summary of Peter Lieberson's life, his spiritual beliefs and compositional style is presented. Chapter II contains background information on the Piano Concerto, along with biographical sketches of Peter Serkin, for whom the work was written, and Seiji Ozawa, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor of both the premier performance and Serkin's recording of the piece. Chapter III is a selective survey of the compositional techniques used in Lieberson's Concerto, in terms of the application of twelve-tone theory and the resulting octatonic, pentatonic, and whole-tone scales. Chapter IV introduces a general overview of the influence of Buddhism as a source of inspiration in the Piano Concerto. Chapter V examines aspects of performance practice issues. Chapter VI provides conclusions. The aim of this study is to further establish Peter Lieberson's stature as an important modern American composer. It is hoped that this study will encourage further research and interest in his works.
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Date: August 2002
Creator: Méndez-Flanigan, Maria Gisela
Partner: UNT Libraries

Presencing Absence

Description: This thesis is a 'big-picture' look at the course of Western philosophy and its eventual arrival at ideas that look remarkably similar to the revelations of Guatama Buddha 2500 years ago. I look at the roots of how the West has understood itself and understood "being" through the centuries and at the revolutions in thought that took place in the 20th century. I look more closely at 20th century thinkers to demonstrate how their thinking begins to align with the ancient insights of Eastern philosophy, particularly the notions of a prevailing emptiness as "ground" of Being and of the fallacy of the individual subject. I also look at how some 20th century artists have engaged with these new ideas. I see generally two responses to the postmodern (post-subject) position: that of a play of surfaces, such as in the work of Andy Warhol and the philosophy of Jean Baudrillard; and that of an embracing of absence, presented in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and the works of such artists as John Cage, George Brecht, Pauline Oliveros, Bill Wegman, David Hammons and others.
Date: August 2003
Creator: McMullen, Tracy
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Honno-ji Temple]

Description: Photograph of the Honno-ji Temple compound in Kyoto, Japan. A wall is visible in the foreground with a large entrance in the center. The roof over the entrance is decorated with a large purple banner. Trees and roofs are visible behind the wall.
Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Yakushiji Temple Model]

Description: Photograph of a model of the Yakushiji Temple Complex in Nara, Japan. The model is visible from above in the foreground. A white and red wall is visible behind the model.
Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Small temple]

Description: Photograph of the top of a small temple in Kyoto, Japan. The roof line is visible in the foreground. The roof is decorated with wood carvings painted in contrasting colors.
Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Temple complex]

Description: Photograph of the Honno-ji Temple complex in Kyoto, Japan. In the foreground, a concrete platform is visible with steps leading up. Wooden planks with writing on them are arranged in front of the platform.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[White Horse Temple]

Description: Photograph of the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, China. Trees and a patio are visible in the foreground. Two people sit at a table in front of a large building in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design