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Conflict, Culture, Change : Engaged Buddhism in a Globalizing World

Conflict, Culture, Change : Engaged Buddhism in a Globalizing World - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0861714988

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ISBN13: 978-0861714988
ISBN10: 0861714989
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Published: 2005
International: No

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Conflict, Culture, Change : Engaged Buddhism in a Globalizing World - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0861714988

Sulak Sivaraksa

ISBN13: 978-0861714988
ISBN10: 0861714989
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Wisdom Publications

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

From Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sulak Sivaraksa comes this look at Buddhism's innate ability to help change life on the global scale. Conflict, Culture, Change explores the cultural and environmental impacts of consumerism, nonviolence, and compassion, giving special attention to the integration of mindfulness and social activism, the use of Buddhist ethics to confront structural violence, and globalization's threat to traditional identity.

Table of Contents

1. Buddhist solutions to global conflict
2. A Buddhist perspective on nonviolence
3. The real crisis in the world
4. Culture and reconciliation
5. The value of simplicity and humility
6. A simple monk
7. The virtuous friends of Christianity and Buddhism
8. A very simple magic
9. Compassion or competition
10. Blessings and courage
11. Buddhism and environmentalism
12. Buddhist initiatives and peaceful coexistence
13. From the lotus flower to the devil's discus : how Siam became Thailand
14. The last word : remembering Pridi Banomyong
15. Art and beauty : an ethical perspective
16. Who are the contemporary Thai Buddhists?

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