Developments in Australian Buddhism: Facets of the Diamond

1st Edition

Michelle Spuler

Published March 4, 2015
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138862661 - CAT# Y178133
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism


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This book examines the adaptation of Buddhism to the Australian sociocultural context. To gain insight into this process of cross-cultural adaptation, issues arising in the development of Diamond Sangha Zen Buddhist groups (one of the largest Zen lineages in the West) in Australia are contextualised within the broader framework of the adaptations of Buddhist teachings and practices in other Westernised countries. The book also examines the methodological approaches currently used for studying this process and suggests a synthesis of the approaches used for studying convert and ethnic Buddhist groups.

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