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Buddhism in Canada (Bruce Matthews) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2006) 9780415322799


Title: Buddhism in Canada

Author: Matthews, Bruce

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415322799

Volumes: 1; Pages: 192

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Buddhism has become a major religion in Canada over the last half-century. The 'ethnic Buddhism' associated with immigrant Asian people is the most important aspect, but there is also a growing constituency of Euro-Canadian Buddhists seriously interested in the faith. This insightful study analyzes the phenomenon of Buddhism in Canada from a regional perspective. The work provides an important examination of the place of Buddhism in a developed western country associated with a traditional Judeo-Christian culture, but undergoing profound sociological transformation due to large-scale immigration and religio-cultural pluralism. It is a valuable text for students of religion, Buddhism and North American Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Buddhism in British Columbia

2. Buddhism in Alberta

3. Buddhism in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

4. Buddhist Diversity in Ontario

5. Buddhism in the Greater Toronto Area: The Politics of Recognition

6. Lao Buddhism in Toronto: A Case Study of Community Relations

7. Buddhism in Qu bec

8. Blurred Boundaries: Buddhist Communities in the Greater Montr al Region

9. Buddhism in Atlantic Canada

Appendix: Buddhismcanada. com, a Decade in Cyber-Samsara

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