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International Journal of Heritage Studies

Emma and I are pleased to announce that our second article linked to the ‘Building Buddhism’ project has now been published by the International Journal of Heritage Studies. The article is entitled: Buddhist buildings in England: the construction of ‘under-represented’ faith … Continue reading

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Publication!

Emma and I are really pleased to announce that our first journal article based on the research we have conducted for ‘Building Buddhism’ has now been published by Contemporary Buddhism. The article is available online, and although it usually requires … Continue reading

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Building Minority Faith Heritage : Research, Innovation, and Opportunities in Britain and Beyond – A Research Day

  We are holding a research day, on Monday 4th July 2016, that may be of interest to many of you who read our blog. The details are below! We hope to see you there. Building Minority Faith Heritage : … Continue reading

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Is a Football Ground a Buddhist Building? Some thoughts on Leicester FC

I’ve just written a blog post on ‘Religion in Public’, the blog for the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds about the Buddhist monks that have been blessing Leicester FC’s ground and players – you … Continue reading

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From Westbourne Park to Vogue: The West London Buddhist Centre

West London Buddhist Centre was of interest to us primarily because, at the time we visited, it was in the process of moving from a smaller, Victorian property to a modern building designed specifically for their needs, on the ground … Continue reading

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From Building Buddhism to Building Hinduism…..

Here at the Centre for Religion and Public Life, Emma and I have been busy writing up our research about Buddhist buildings in England into a final report and some academic journal articles.  Once the report is finalised, our aim … Continue reading

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‘Where Do We Start? Right Here…’ Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey, Northumberland

  In 1970, the Northumberland farm buildings and land that were to become Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey were purchased by the early disciples of Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett, the founder of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives.  The burgeoning Sōtō Zen Buddhist … Continue reading

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Stately Homes and Staircases: Madyamaka Buddhist Meditation Centre, Pocklington

The Madyamaka Buddhist Meditation Centre, part of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) within Tibetan Buddhism occupies the former Kilwick Percy Hall, in Pocklington, near York, and 42 acres of surrounding land. The building is predominantly Georgian and is Grade II* … Continue reading

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The stupa at Harewood House: A Yorkshire-Bhutan Co-Production

Although a stupa might not be considered a building in the same way as a monastery, we included the stupa at Harewood House in our research as an example of the different types of structures that are important to Buddhists.  … Continue reading

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Birmingham Buddhist Vihara

This temple caters for a relatively small and dispersed Burmese Buddhist community, members of which travel from different parts of the country for festivals and ceremonies. The site houses a large Burmese style pagoda, completed in 1998, and also two … Continue reading

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