The contemplative researcher lives aloof from society, a silent and unseen example it would seem. How is he to share his refined sensitivities, his ascetic and indeed aesthetic findings in ways that reveal their hidden purpose?

Sritantra Project

The Sritantra Project is Troy Dean Harris, a California-born but Singapore-based ascetic-arts curator, consultant, poet, painter, trainer and academic researcher. He studied 3 years with zen master/artist Higashi Myogi (Bamboo School), Tengen-ji, Japan. He also lived and studied 5 years with Guru Chod (1900-1988), Thailand's pioneer yoga genius and teacher to members off the Thai Royal Family. He has travelled and studied, worked and taught for more than 30 years on the Malay Peninsula and several of its tropical offshore islands. Troy's central academic research interest is the modification and distribution of ancient ascetic-arts elements preserved in contemporary South, Southeast and Far-East Asian soteriological traditions. His writings include "Shaiva-Yoga-Bauddha Hybridity Among the Old Khmer and Siamese" (2017), "Streams to Healthy Living Yoga: Freeing the Source of the Ancient Bauddha" (Hanoi, 2014), "Some Spit, Some Bow: On the ethnography of conscious and conspicuous cult-infiltration in ascetic-arts methodology" (SLABS, 2006), "Grafting Plato's Shadow Play: a spray can version of metaleptic mimesis (Ashé, 2006), The Savage Buddha: Gautama & the Kapalika-vrata (Ashé, 2006), and On Laubiès's Work (Paris, 1990). Past teaching posts include Université Oriental Linh Son, Vitry-sur-Seine (2010), University of the West, Rosemead (1999), Wanfo Buddhist Institute, Taichung (1996-97), Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom (1986-87), and Komazawa University, Tokyo (1978).

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La Parisien article

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