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I was still more impressed with the Wesak meeting held on May 19tli, 1924, under the auspices of “ The Buddhist Society and the London Buddhist League," with E. E. Power in the Chair. T h e L o n d o n B u d d h is t L e a g u e was the name given by Payne to a group of regular attendants at his lectures, and served to span the gap between the old order and the new. It was probably this meeting which inspired me to collect some of my friends in the Theosophical Society, particularly those in the Youth Lodge which I had founded in the previous year, to form a Centre within the Society in which to collect Theosophists of a specially Buddhist way of thought.

But if he was the most distinguished, Frank Balls, who died the following December, was perhaps the most hard­ working of all who gave their time and energy to the work of the Society. An an da Me t te y a in L ondon Meanwhile the ex-Bhikkhu Ananda Metteya came to London from Liverpool, and lived there until his death. Miss Louise Balls has given an impression of a visit to his THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUDDHISM IN ENGLAND 49 lodgings in Eccles Road, Clapham Junction. "H ere in a good-sized front room was his sitting-room workshop.

T h e M is s io n L a nd s These plans were sent ahead, and Dr. Rost, as the London agent of the Rangoon Society, took two small houses at Bames to house the Mission, the second being necessary in order th at the Bhikkhu could keep his stringent and, from the Western point of view, embarrassing Sangha Rules. All being ready, a deputation of members of the London Society, A n a n d a M k t t r y a . h 'ro m a crayon drawing by Alexander Fisher, now in th e Library oi the Buddhist Society. II. TH E FIRST MISSION TO ENGLAND AND THE WORK OF TH E FIRST BUDDHIST SOCIETY T HE Mission consisted of Ananda Metteya, SecretaryGeneral of the International BuddhistSocictyof Rangoon, Mrs.

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