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Buddhist Communities Abroad  

Thomas A. Tweed

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Buddhism arose during the fifth century BCE in what is today Nepal and northeastern India to become one of the world's first transregional religions. In crossing from one region to ... More

Buddhist Studies beyond the Nation-State  

Richard K. Payne

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Jun 2016
This essay examines a variety of dysfunctional consequences of employing modern nation-states as the default organizing category for Buddhist studies regardless of the period being ... More

Theravada Buddhist Societies  

Donald K. Swearer

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
The school of Buddhism known as Theravada (Teachings of the Elders) traces its origins to the Buddha himself whose traditional birth date is 543 BCE. Classified as one of the eighteen ... More

Thinking Globally about Buddhism  

Gananath Obeyesekere

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Buddhism, like other religions of salvation, has had two forms of global outreach. First, through its long history in South, Southeast, East, and Central Asia, Buddhism has incorporated ... More

Tibetan Buddhist Society  

José Ignacio Cabezón

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Prior to the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet, it was already well established in neighboring regions such as India, the land of its origin, and China, where it was introduced during the ... More

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