What do Buddhist Buildings Tell Us About Buddhist Communities in England?

Buddhism in Britain has received a reasonable amount of academic attention, particularly how various traditions and lineages have adapted to the British social and cultural context, but there has been little dedicated concern about the buildings that Buddhist communities build and use. It was during our first research visit to Jamyang London, a Tibetan Buddhist centre in a converted Victorian court-house, that it became abundantly clear that the buildings Buddhists use tell us a great deal about their corresponding communities, and are aRead more