Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

75. Is Western Buddhism a New Form of Buddhism?

Buddhism in Five Minutes - Elizabeth J. Harris

Sarah Shaw [+-]
University of Oxford
Sarah Shaw is a Member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies.

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There is an increased emphasis on secularism, on rationalism even, and on a Buddhism that is perceived as less devotional than earlier kinds. Lay meditative practice is also becoming more prominent as well as a sense of the individualist search that might not align itself with any particular group.

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Shaw, Sarah. 75. Is Western Buddhism a New Form of Buddhism?. Buddhism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 374-378 Nov 2021. ISBN 9781800500907. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=40818. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40818. Nov 2021

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