Anne M. Blackburn is a historian of South and Southeast Asian Buddhism at Cornell University. Blackburn received her Ph.D. in the History of Religions in 1996 from the University of Chicago Divinity School.
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This paper introduces a new distinction between the ‘formal’ and the ‘practical’ canon[…] in medieval Sri Lanka. I show that few monks encountered the [Vinaya] in anything close to its full form.
[Rather,] Monastic leaders considered the Anumāna, Dasadhamma and (Karaniya)metta Suttas to be [the important sources] for monastic education.