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Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain : transplantation, development and adaptation

Author: David N Kay
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Series: RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organisations currently active on the British religious landscape.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David N Kay
ISBN: 0415297656 9780415297653
OCLC Number: 51315294
Description: xvi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations List of Illustrations PART ONE: REVIEW AND CONTEXTUALISATION 1. Buddhism in Britain: Review and Contextualisation: Introduction; Buddhism and British Culture; The Impact of Buddhism on British Culture; The Appeal of Buddhism; The Impact of British Culture on Buddhism; The Transplantation Process; Material Conditions; Trans-Cultural Processes; The Nature of the Incoming Tradition; Policies and Patterns of Adaptation; Policies and Patterns; The Question of Authenticity; Contextualising the NKT and OBC; The British Buddhist Context; Tibetan Buddhism in Britain; Zen Buddhism in Britain PART TWO: THE NEW KADAMPA TRADITION 2. The New Kadampa Tradition: Background and Cross-Cultural Context: Introduction: Contextualising the NKT; Divisions within the Gelug Tradition; The Dorje Shugden Controversy 3. The Emergence of the NKT in Britain: Introduction; Gelug Buddhism in the West: The FPMT; Geshe Kelsang Gyatso; Problems at the Priory; Geshe Kelsang's Network Takes Shape; Dorje Shugden Reliance in Geshe Kelsang's Centres; The Crystalisation of the New Kadampa Tradition; The Creation and Announcement of the NKT 4. The Identity of the NKT: Introduction; History and Identity Construction in the NKT; The NKT's Organisational Structure; Purity and Impurity; Critique of Contemporary Buddhist Practice; NKT Exclusivism; The Missionary Imperative; Engagement and Dialogue; Adaptation within the NKT; Dorje Shugden Reliance; Crisis and Response: The Dorje Shugden Affair; A Rejection of Modernity?; The FPMT Re-visited PART THREE: THE ORDER OF BUDDHIST CONTEMPLATIVES 5. The Order of Buddhist Contemplatives: Background and Early Development: Introduction: Contextualising the OBC; The Emergence of the Zen Mission Society; The Ideological Development of the ZMS, 1962-1976; Aspects of Kennett's Zen; Buddhism and Western Culture; Buddhism and Gender; The Adaptation of Zen for the West; A Protestant Form of Zen?; Religious Innovation and Charisma 6. The Lotus Blossom Period, 1976-1983: Introduction; Zen Buddhism and Meditative Experience; Kennett's Religious Experience: Preliminary Considerations; The Phenomenology of Kennett's Experience; A Contextual Explanation; Developments and Innovations; Assimilation and Rejection; Strategies and Arguments; Text and Context in the OBC: The Wild, White Goose; The Storm Weathered 7. The Later Period: Routinisation and Consolidation: The Routinising Impulse; The Structure and Identity of the OBC; Kennett's Later Teachings; Assimilation and Stability in the Later Period; Growth and Consolidation in Britain; The OBC and the British Buddhist Context PART FOUR: EPILOGUE AND CONCLUSION 8. Epilogue and Conclusion: Recent Developments in the NKT; Recent Developments in the OBC; Buddhism and British Culture; The Transplantation Process; Policies and Patterns of Adaptation; Constructing History and Resolving Conflict; Conclusion; Bibliography
Series Title: RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism.
Responsibility: David N. Kay.
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