Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain: Transplantation, Development and Adaptation

1st Edition

David N Kay

Routledge
Published April 3, 2014
Reference
ISBN 9780415753975 - CAT# Y162603
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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Summary

This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent scholarship are evaluated and organised thematically to provide a framework for analysis, and the history and current landscape of contemporary Tibetan and Zen Buddhist practice in Britain are also mapped out. A number of patterns and processes identified elsewhere are exemplified, although certain assumptions made about the nature of 'British Buddhism' are subjected to critical scrutiny and challenged.

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