Buddhism and Ireland - From the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond - Laurence Cox

Buddhism and Ireland - From the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond - Laurence Cox

5. The First Irish Buddhists: Jumping Ship and ‘Going Native’

Buddhism and Ireland - From the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond - Laurence Cox

Laurence Cox [+-]
National University of Ireland
Laurence Cox is Director of the MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is co-editor of Ireland’s New Religious Movements (CSP, 2011), Understanding European Movements (Routledge, 2013) and Marxism and Social Movements (Brill, 2013), and a practising Buddhist.

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This chapter discusses the known early Irish Buddhists and the problem of Buddhism’s ‘hidden histories’. The literate and articulate figures identified here are almost exclusively those who had access to the published word and nothing to lose by writing about their experiences.

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Cox, Laurence. 5. The First Irish Buddhists: Jumping Ship and ‘Going Native’. Buddhism and Ireland - From the Celts to the Counter-Culture and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 204-290 Oct 2013. ISBN 9781908049308. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21748. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21748. Oct 2013

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