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Ixopo : the evolution of a South African Buddhist Centre

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dc.identifier.citation Clasguin, M. 2004', Ixopo : the evolution of a South African Buddhist Centre', Journal for the Study of Religion, vol. 17, no. 1, pp 45-65. en
dc.description.abstract The Buddhist Retreat Centre (BRC), about 12 kilometers from the town of Ixopo in Kwazulu-Natal Province, South Africa, opened its doors for business in 1980. For twenty-five years it has been at the centre of the small but growing South African Buddhist community - to such an extent, indeed, that the name of the town has become transposed onto the centre, and within this community a question such as "Have you been to Ixopo recently?" refers not to the town itself, but to the BRC. This gives us an initial indication of how influential the centre has become. To mark the BRC's impending 25th anniversary, I researched its history, its functioning within its community and how it is likely to forge ahead. This entailed interviews with the founder and with staff members and teachers past and present, as well as a perusal o en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal for the Study of Religion en
dc.subject Buddhism en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject South African Buddhist Centre
dc.title Ixopo : the evolution of a South African Buddhist Centre en
dc.type Article en

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