By Cristina Rocha,Michelle Barker

The variety of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically lately. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 in line with cent of Australia's inhabitants, nearly doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the quickest growing to be faith within the kingdom. This publication analyses the coming and localisation of Buddhism in Australia within the context of the globalisation of Buddhism.

Australia's shut geographical proximity to Asia has inspired an severe circulate of individuals, principles, practices and commodities from its neighbouring international locations, whereas whilst permitting the improvement of the faith to be a bit of varied to its development in different Western nations. The ebook seeks to discover the Buddhist event in Australia, taking a look at the similarities and particularities of this event relating to different Western countries.

The inception of Buddhism in Australia is investigated, and a voice is equipped to humans at the floor who've been basic in making this method attainable. For the 1st time, educational research and practitioners' event are juxtaposed to teach the diversifications and demanding situations of Buddhism in Australia from above and under. This ebook is a different and beneficial contribution to the research of Buddhism within the West, globalization of faith, and reviews in Asian Religion.

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