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By Cristina Rocha,Michelle Barker

The variety of Buddhists in Australia has grown dramatically in recent times. In 2006, Buddhists accounted for 2.1 according to cent of Australia's inhabitants, virtually doubling the 1996 figures, and making it the quickest becoming faith within the kingdom. This ebook analyses the arriving 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 circulation of individuals, rules, practices and commodities from its neighbouring international locations, whereas whilst permitting the advance of the faith to be a little bit diversified to its progress in different Western nations. The ebook seeks to discover the Buddhist event in Australia, the similarities and particularities of this adventure relating to different Western countries.

The inception of Buddhism in Australia is investigated, and a voice is equipped to humans at the flooring who've been basic in making this technique attainable. For the 1st time, educational research and practitioners' adventure are juxtaposed to teach the variations and demanding situations of Buddhism in Australia from above and less than. This publication is a special and worthwhile contribution to the research of Buddhism within the West, globalization of faith, and stories in Asian Religion.

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