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British Buddhism: teachings, practice and development

British Buddhism: teachings, practice and development

Bluck, Robert, 1947-

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: Robert Bluck
ISBN: 0415395151, 9780415395151
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 224 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism
Subject: Buddhism Great Britain History.; Great Britain; Buddhism


  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. An Overview of Buddhism in Britain
  3. 3. The Forest Sangha
  4. 4. The Samatha Trust
  5. 5. The Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition (Soto Zen)
  6. 6. Soka Gakkai International UK
  7. 7. The Karma Kagyu Tradition
  8. 8. The New Kadampa Tradition
  9. 9. Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
  10. 10. Summary and Conclusions


'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