A new podcast from the Religious Studies Project (supported by the BASR) features Laurence Cox discussing Dhammaloka, the Irish encounter with Buddhism and dissident Orientalism. Just over 36 minutes long.
“Encounters between Buddhism and the West”
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Wanted: U Dhammaloka
- Irish emigrant
- US hobo
- Pacific sailor
- Buddhist monk
- Anti-colonial agitator
- 28 missing years
- Multiple aliases
- Sedition conviction in Burma
- Police surveillance in Ceylon
- Fake death in Australia
- Final whereabouts unknown
Recently published: Buddhism and Ireland
Laurence Cox, "Buddhism and Ireland: from the Celts to the counter-culture and beyond". Sheffield: Equinox 2013.
Reviews available on Dublin Review of Books (Tadhg Foley), Journal of Global Buddhism (John L. Murphy), Interface (Eilis Ward), Journal of Contemporary Religion (Oliver Scharbrodt), Buddhist Studies Review (Natasha Mikles), Australasian Journal of Irish Studies (Carole Cusack) and Carte Scoperte (Roberto Bertoni).