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Dangers in Devotion: Buddhist Cults and the Tasks of a Guru

July 19, 2010

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In this second blog entry concerning the controversies in British Buddhism that came to the fore in the 1990s (see the first “Many bodies, One Mind“), I reproduce here an essay by Dr. John Crook which was published in the New Chan Forum in 1998. John Crook is a teacher of Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhism. He […]

“Many Bodies, One Mind”: Movements in British Buddhism – Ken Jones

June 19, 2010

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This is the first of two blog entries concerning the controversies in British Buddhism that came to the fore in the 1990s, I reproduce here an essay from July 1997 about three of the largest Buddhist organisations in the UK. It is by Ken Jones, a founder and the present secretary of the UK Network of Engaged […]

Gary Beesley Buddhist scholar forced to withdraw ‘A Cuckoo in the Peacock Palace’

June 1, 2010

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This letter from the British Buddhist Scholar Gary Beesley was recently posted at the Dialogue Ireland blog and the NKT World website: Dear Colleagues, It is with sincere regret that I write to inform you that, due to the threat of legal action from the New Kadampa Tradition, and in light of the inadequacies of […]

A Cuckoo in the Peacock Palace: The Decline of Tradition and the Rise of the New Kadampa Tradition in 21st Century Western Buddhism

May 13, 2010

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New Book: “A Cuckoo in the Peacock Palace: The Decline of Tradition and the Rise of the New Kadampa Tradition in 21st Century Western Buddhism” by Gary Beesley Many visitors to the Dalai Lama’s teachings across Europe and the USA in 2008 were surprised to come across groups of Chinese and Western protesters, many dressed […]

Establishing monastic Buddhism in the UK: an uphill struggle

May 10, 2010

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No attempt to implant a monastic form of Buddhism into a western, non-Buddhist culture would be an easy task. Nonetheless, in 20th Century Britain it was attempted several times. Technically no individual can set up a branch of the monastic Sangha, and only a minimum of five fully ordained monks can ordain a new candidate. Even […]