Characteristics of Buddhism in Australia

Spuler, Michelle (2000) Characteristics of Buddhism in Australia. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 15 (1). pp. 29-44.

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Abstract

Research on Buddhism in Australia has tended to focus on demographics, ethnic identity and the migrant experience, and history. This paper uses the literature and material from Internet sites on Australian Buddhist groups to identify characteristics of Buddhism in Australia; it aims to both contribute to the understanding of the growth of Buddhism in Australia and to facilitate comparison with similar studies of American and European forms of Buddhism. New information is presented on the number of Buddhist groups in Australia, their geographical location, and the traditions and lineages represented. It is made apparent that more detailed information is needed, and suggestions are made for further research in a variety of areas.

Item ID: 24734
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-9419
Keywords: Buddhism, Australia, Buddhism in the West, social change, history
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 04:20
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society @ 100%
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