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Buddhism and Ireland

Author : Laurence Cox
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Ireland and Buddhism have a long history. Shaped by colonialism, contested borders, religious wars, empire and massive diasporas, Irish people have encountered Asian Buddhism in many ways over 14 centuries. From the thrill of travellers' tales in far-off lands to a religious alternative to Christianity, from the potential of anti-colonial solidarity to fears of "going native", and from recent immigration to the secular spread of Buddhist meditation, Buddhism has meant many different things to people in Ireland. Knowledge of Buddhist Asia reached Ireland by the 7th century, with the first personal contact in the 14th - a tale remembered for 500 years. The first Irish Buddhists appeared in the political and cultural crisis of the 19th century, in Dublin and the rural West, but also in Burma and Japan. Over the next hundred years, Buddhism competed with esoteric movements to become the alternative to mainstream religion. Since the 1960s, Buddhism has exploded to become Ireland's third-largest religion. Buddhism and Ireland is the first history of its subject, a rich and exciting story of extraordinary individuals and the journey of ideas across Europe and Asia.

A Buddhist Crossroads

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Buddhism in Asia was transformed by the impact of colonial modernity and new technologies and began to spread in earnest to the West. Transnational networking among Asian Buddhists and early western converts engendered pioneering attempts to develop new kinds of Buddhism for a globalized world, in ways not controlled by any single sect or region. Drawing on new research by scholars worldwide, this book brings together some of the most extraordinary episodes and personalities of a period of almost a century from 1860-1960. Examples include Indian intellectuals who saw Buddhism as a homegrown path for a modern post-colonial future, poor whites ‘going native’ as Asian monks, a Brooklyn-born monk who sought to convert Mussolini, and the failed 1950s attempt to train British monks to establish a Thai sangha in Britain. Some of these stories represent creative failures, paths not taken, which may show us alternative possibilities for a more diverse Buddhism in a world dominated by religious nationalisms. Other pioneers paved the way for the mainstreaming of new forms of Buddhism in later decades, in time for the post-1960s takeoff of ‘global Buddhism’. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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The Irish Buddhist

Author : Alicia Turner
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The Irish Buddhist is the biography of an extraordinary Irish emigrant, sailor, and migrant worker who became a Buddhist monk and anti-colonial activist in early twentieth-century Asia. Born in Dublin in the 1850s, U Dhammaloka energetically challenged the values and power of the British Empire and scandalized the colonial establishment of the 1900s. He rallied Buddhists across Asia, set up schools, and argued down Christian missionaries--often using western atheist arguments. He was tried for sedition, tracked by police and intelligence services, and died at least twice. His story illuminates the forgotten margins and interstices of imperial power, the complexities of class, ethnicity and religious belonging in colonial Asia, and the fluidity of identity in the high Victorian period. Too often, the story of the pan-Asian Buddhist revival movement and Buddhism's remaking as a world religion has been told 'from above,' highlighting scholarly writers, middle-class reformers and ecclesiastical hierarchies. By turns fraught, hilarious, pioneering, and improbable, Dhammaloka's adventures 'from below' highlight the changing and contested meanings of Buddhism in colonial Asia. Through his story, authors Alicia Turner, Brian Bocking, and Laurence Cox offer a window into the worlds of ethnic minorities and diasporas, transnational networks, poor whites, and social movements. Dhammaloka's dramatic life rewrites the previously accepted story of how Buddhism became a modern global religion.

Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Author : Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
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The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain Ireland

Author : Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
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Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions

Author : James Bonwick
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Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Unpublished Glass Weights and Measures

Author : Edward Thomas Rogers
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THE JOURNAL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

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The Buddhist Review

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Buddhist Review

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The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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Buddhism and the Buddhist Movement Today

Author : Buddhist Society (London, England)
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A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Author : John Powers
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In this accessible guide, Buddhism is presented both in its historical context and as a religion with great contemporary diversity, covering figures and events of the earliest years to 20th century, from eastern worship to western movements.

A Dictionary of Methodism in Britain and Ireland

Author : John Ashley Vickers
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A comprehensive and concise guide. Authoritative entries on Methodist origins, history, theology, spirituality and polity, with a wealth of biographical information and definitions.

The Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain Ireland

Author : Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Ceylon Branch, Colombo
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Contains the Society's Proceedings.