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About the Western Buddhist Review

The WBR is concerned primarily with applying Buddhist principles to the contemporary world. While rooted in core Buddhist values, it encourages critical reflection on Buddhist teachings and practices, both ancient and modern.

The themes of our articles include historical and comparative studies, doctrinal and scriptural interpretation and commentary, new translations, and reviews. Submissions are welcome from writers practising in all traditions of Buddhism and none.

The WBR is published by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, which emerged in the late 1960s, inspired by the vision of an Englishman, Urgyen Sangharakshita. The Triratna Buddhist Community (previously known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order | FWBO) emphasises commitment to Buddhist practice through Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels, and is especially concerned with developing Buddhist forms of life in new cultural environments. Especially well known in the UK, the Triratna Buddhist Community has centres throughout the world, and is a significant presence among India’s ‘new Buddhists’.

Throughout his work, Sangharakshita has promoted critical reflection as an integral feature of Buddhist practice. You can find out more by visiting the Triratna Web Site.