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Theravada Buddhism spread in the later years of the Khmer Empire and is traditionally considered the religion of ethnic Khmer. Animist practices and what are called Brahmanistic practices are also part of the culture and are deeply intermingled with the everyday practice of Buddhism. They are not considered separate religions but part of the spectrum of choices for dealing with moral, physical, and spiritual needs.

Buddhism is a national tradition, with a bureaucracy and a written tradition. Brahmanist and spirit practices are more localized and are passed on from person to person rather than as a formal institution.

All religious traditions were weakened by the banning of religious observances by the DK and by the religious policies of PRK, which restricted religion and emphasized a Buddhism consistent with socialist modernity.

Source: http://www.everyculture.com/Bo-Co/Cambodia.html

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 22 N: 504] (3171)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-04
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-07 4:50
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