First Phase So-Wide Projects So-Wide, (‘Society for Wider Understanding of Buddhist Tradition’), was formed in 2004. The first task was to define its charitable aim in terms laid down by the Charity Commission. Was it to be ‘religious’ or ‘educational’? The category ‘religion’, as it is understood today, reflects old […]


Closing the gapbetweenScholarship and Practice The two sides Textual studies and archaeology have filled out the history, so Buddhists now understand and live their tradit­ions in the light of academic findings. In fact everyone refers to them — particularly people who want to avoid the dead ends of consumer culture, […]

Scholarship and practice