Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2022

Publication Source

Asian Music

Abstract

Burmese Theravada Buddhist monks have varying degrees of involvement with music; this study of 22 monks from across Burma/Myanmar reveals that most of them often listen to recorded music. At the same time the monks acknowledge that Buddhism’s Seventh Precept is (or ought to be) a guide for their behavior, agreeing that to be “attached” to music is to violate their monastic rule. They therefore experience cognitive dissonance, and they respond to this dissonance in predictable ways - that is, in ways documented by researchers working with Western populations. They differ, however, in their phenomenological experiences of attachment.

ISBN/ISSN

0044-9202

Document Version

Postprint

Comments

The document available for download (following the publisher's required embargo) is the author's accepted manuscript, provided in compliance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving. Permission documentation is on file.

This is a pre-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Asian Music, Volume 53, 2022, following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available from University of Texas Press.

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Publisher

University of Texas Press

Volume

53

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes

Embargoed until Sunday, February 19, 2023


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