Buddhism in the West: Phases, Orders and the Creation of an Integrative Buddhism

Baumann, Martin

In: Internationales Asienforum, 27 (1996), Nr. 3-4. . ISSN 0020-9449

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Following Heinz Bechert's proposal to distinguish Buddhist history by periods into a canonical, traditional and modern Buddhism, the paper focuses on the form and characteristics Buddhism has started to take in the incipient period of post-modernity. As one prominent feature of post-modern or global Buddhism, approaches are found particularly in the modern contexts of Western, industrialized societies. Part One of the paper sketches the chronological and geographical dissesmination of Buddhism in the West. Part Two focuses on two new Buddhist orders.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 1 July 2008
ISSN: 0020-9449
Faculties / Institutes: Universitäten / Institute > Universität Luzern / Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Religionswissenschaftliches Seminar
DDC-classification: Other and comparative religions
Controlled Subjects: Westliche Welt, Buddhismus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrieländer , Buddhistischer Orden, Industrialized Countries , Buddhist Order
Subject (classification): Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: other countries
Series: People > Schriften von Martin Baumann
Volume: 1