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Kvaternik, Boris. (2014). Navayāna na Zapadu. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Indology > Chair of Indology. [mentor Kardaš, Goran].

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This paper tends to give a review of main characteristics of a new form of Buddhism that emerged in 19th century and was transferred, adjusted and further developed on the West. That new form of Buddhism (often named as New Buddhism, Modern Buddhism, even Protestant Buddhism (mainly in post-colonial Asia), and Navayāna) is somewhat unique in the whole wide history of Buddhism, for it tends to merge together different schools of Buddhism, and is characterised by it's social engagement, unortodoxy, emphasis on meditation, abandoning traditional role of teacher, making new adjustments in hierarchy and organisation of sangha communities, blurring of the traditional roles of bhikkhus and laymen, and so on... This paper first briefly presents many forms of Asian buddhism, and afterwards analyses trends of western Navayāna in general, and more specifically it's characteristics in Great Britain and United States

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Navayāna, Western Buddhism, buddhist sects, new trends in Buddhism
Subjects: Indology and Indoiranistics
Departments: Department of Indology > Chair of Indology
Supervisor: Kardaš, Goran
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 09:27
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 10:24

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