Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain: Transplantation, Development and Adaptation - Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism (Hardback)David N. Kay (author)
Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 11/12/2003
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm
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