The study aims to examine two issues: first the formation, development, and social impact of Buddhadasa's movement; and second the implications of modernization in Thai society. These two issues will be treated as closely interrelated. The main questions are the following:

(1)Why and under what conditions did Buddhadasa's movement come about?

(2)What type of movement is it?

(3)How did the movement develop and what were the factors which promoted and inhibited its development?

(4)What is its function for the members, and why does it appear to be most meaningful for the intellectuals?

(5)What is the social impact of the movement?

The particular hypothesis of this study is that Buddhadasa's movement has had and will continue to have a significant social impact on Thai society.


By James J. Hughes (Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago) and Damien Keown (Goldsmiths, University of London).

This article provides an introduction to some contemporary issues in medical ethics and the literature which addresses them from a Buddhist perspective.


"An Annotated Bibliography on its Historical Development and Contemporary State of Affairs" by Martin Baumann.


The International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) is a learned society dedicated to promoting and suppporting scholarship in Buddhist Studies in a spirit of non-sectarian tolerance and with scientific research and communication as preeminent objectives.


Directory of Online Buddhism Resources. Sections include: digital publications, general resources, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist art, women & Buddhism, Buddhism in America, Sanskrit studies, Buddhist organizations.


Extensive classified bibliography from "The Buddhist Religion: A Historical Introduction", by Richard H. Robinson, formerly of the University of Wisconsin and Willard L Johnson, San Diego State University.