Phra Nicholas Thanissaro
WRERU, Centre for Education Studies
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Phra Nicholas's research interests lie in the quantitative (mainly, but not exclusively) study of Buddhists' religion and education through personality type and mapping of attitudes. He is currently reworking his PhD dissertation entitled Templegoing Teens: the Religiosity and Identity of Buddhists growing up in Britain for publication.
Professional and Editorial Experience
- 2005-2013 Advisor for Buddhism on the Culham-St Gabriels ‘Religious Education’ Online Homepage
- 2009-2010 Faith group consultant for the University of Warwick on behalf of the (then) DCSF project Materials used to Teach about World Religions in Schools in England.
Phra Nicholas has peer-reviewed Buddhist and alternative spirituality content ad hoc for:
- Mental Health, Religion & Culture,
- British Journal of Religious Education
- International Journal of Children's Spirituality.
Member of the American Psychological Association Division 36
Full member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values
Member of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies
Postsecularity in Twenty Questions. In Justin Beaumont (Ed) The Routledge Handbook of Postsecularity. London: Routledge (Chapter 30, in press), 2018. ISBN 978-1-13823414-7
Other Religious perspectives: Buddhist. In Brian Gates (Ed) Religion and Nationhood. Insider and outsider perspectives on Religious Education in England. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 158-162, 2016. ISBN 978-3-16-154729-4
Book Review: Understanding Young Buddhists: living out ethical journeys, Journal of Religion in Europe (in press), 2018.
Book review - Buddhist Understanding of Childhood Spirituality: The Buddha’s Children, Journal of Contemporary Religion 33 (1) 159-160, 2018.
The attitudes of British Buddhist teens towards school and Religious Education, International Journal of Children's Spirituality 23 (2), 180-195, 2018.
Beyond Precepts in Conceptualizing Buddhist Leadership, Journal of Buddhist Ethics 25, 119-145, 2018.
Buddhist shrines: bringing sacred context and shared memory into the home, Journal of Contemporary Religion 33 (2) 319-335, 2018.