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Publication . Article . 2013

Triratna Budistlik Kogukond: juhtumiuuring budistlikust kogudusest Eestis

Lauri Liiders;
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Published: 01 Apr 2013 Journal: Mäetagused, volume 53, pages 91-110 (issn: 1406-9938, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

This paper provides an overview of the first detailed case study of a Buddhist congregation in Estonia. The object of this study is Triratna Buddhist Community in Estonia, which was established here in 1989 and is part of international Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly known as Friends of the Western Buddhist Order) created in the United Kingdom in 1967. Mainly through oral history and participant observation methods as well as analysis of data presented by different written and oral sources the researcher strives to give an overview of various aspects of activity connected with one particular Buddhist group in Estonia, including its practice, ordination rituals, beliefs and membership characteristics. It also includes a detailed overview of the congregation’s history and its relationship with members of Triratna congregations in Finland and the UK. It presents Buddhism as an emerging new religion in Estonia through a case study of a Western Buddhist ecumenical congregation.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology lcsh:GN301-674

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Buddhism History Religious studies


Buddhism, Estonia, religious practices, religious studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies

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