This comprehensive study of British Buddhism surveys the seven largest Buddhist traditions: Forest Sangha and Samatha Trust (both Theravada), the Serene Reflection Meditation tradition (Soto Zen), Soka Gakkai, Karma Kagyu, New Kadampa & Friends of the Western Buddhist Order. Historical, descriptive & analytical approaches are used
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'Robert Bluck's multifaceted study offers the most up-to-date information on Buddhist groups in Britain in a unique compilation. As his book will have a strong influence on both the academic debate and the popular view of Buddhism in Britain, perhaps some of the questions mentioned above will be answered in a second edition for which there will certainly be a demand. Overall, the book is a significant contribution to the study of contemporary Buddhist traditions - not only in Britain.'
- Zeitsch rift für junge Religonswissenschaft