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Buddhism in England

by Sangharakshita

After a brief historical survey of Buddhism in England, Sangharakshita stresses the importance of spiritual community and concludes with thoughts on the potential impact of Buddhism on English culture.

Note: this lecture was given before the founding of the W.B.O.

Talk given in 1966.

This talk is part of the series Introducing Buddhism.

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1. Introducing Buddhism - recapitulation (6:24) 
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2. The benefits of spiritual friendship (12:49) 
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3. The origins of Buddhism in England (7:08) 
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4. English Buddhism in the 20th century (8:17) 
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5. The present situation (1966) (7:30) 
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6. The English character (7:39) 
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7. English literature and art (4:06) 
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8. English philosophy and religion (3:03) 
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9. Shedding Buddhism's oriental image (2:33) 
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10. Making links with English culture (5:57) 
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11. The responsibility of the 'laity' (4:25) 
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12. The spiritual community (2:21) 


Total running time: 1:12:12

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