British Buddhism and the New Age

Cush, D (1996) 'British Buddhism and the New Age.' Journal of Contemporary Religion, 11 (2). pp. 195-208. ISSN 1353-7903

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This article examines the relationship between Buddhism and the New Age movement in Britain. The main substance is a report of the varying attitudes towards the New Age movement discovered in literary sources, and (mainly) from interviews and correspondence undertaken during 1993/4. The article suggests that a pattern emerges from the developments of the last few decades; that the common ancestor in Theosophy is an important influence on the relationship; that some significant similarities and differences can be observed when generalising about Buddhism and the New Age movement; and that the interaction of the two may lead to interesting developments in the future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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