chapter  1
BUDDHISM IN BRITAIN: REVIEW AND CONTEXTUALISATION
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Alongside the growing interest in Buddhism as a religious option amongst British people and the increasing diversification of British Buddhism in the latter half of the twentieth century, a substantial amount of scholarly research has been undertaken into the nature and development of Buddhism in a British cultural context. The literature reflects the diversity of practice and indicates the analytical complexities encountered in the study of the importation and transplantation of a religious tradition into a new cultural environment. Any study of contemporary British Buddhism must thus take as its point of departure the groundwork laid down by previous studies.