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Was the first western Buddhist monk an Irishman?

On Thu, 19 December, 2013 - 15:05
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An interesting piece of Triratna-originated research recently appeared on the BBC website.

Dublin mitra and academic Dr Laurence Cox is researching the life of the Irishman Dhammaloka (Laurence Carroll) who, he believes, has a strong claim to be the first Westerner to be ordained a Buddhist monk, preceding the ordination of Ananda Metteya by a few years.

Read the BBC article.
Find out more about the Dhammaloka Project.
See Dr Cox’s book, Buddhism and Ireland: from the Celts to Counter-culture and Beyond.
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