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Engaged Buddhist Reader

by Arnold Kotler (ed.)

This collection of essays on engaged Buddhism represents the cream of Parallax Press' published works. Contributors include the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Maxine Hong Kingston, Patricia Marx Ellsburg, Shunryu Suzuki, Robert Thurman, Joanna Macy, Gary Snyder, Peter Matthiesen, and others.

Editor's Introduction vii

part i Being Peace

The Dalai Lama, Cultivating Altruism 3
Thich Nhat Hanh, Suffering Is Not Enough 7
Maha Ghosananda, Letting Go of Suffering 10
Kazuaki Tanahashi, The Art of Life 12
Jack Kornfield, Spiritual Practice and Social Action 14

part ii Touching Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh, Life Is a Miracle 21
Robert Aitken, The Dragon Who Never Sleeps 27
Shunryu Suzuki, Practicing in the World 37
Saki F. Santorelli, Mindfulness and Mastery in the Workplace 39
Thich Nhat Hanh, Walking Meditation 46
Alan Cutter, Staggering Meditation 48
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Good News 50
Marci Thurston-Shaine, More Good News 52

part iii Compassion in Action

Thich Nhat Hanh, Love in Action 57
Kenneth Kraft, Engaged Buddhism 64
Sulak Sivaraksa, Buddhism in a World of Change 70
Robert A. F. Thurman, Nagarjuna's Guidelines for Buddhist Social Action 79
A. T. Ariyaratne, Waking Everybody Up 91
Claude Thomas, Finding Peace after a Lifetime of War 98
Thich Nhat Hanh, Call Me by My True Names 104
Sister Chân Không, Days and Months 111
Gary Snyder, Buddhism and the Possibilities of a Planetary Culture 123
The Dalai Lama, Genuine Compassion 127

part iv The Greening of the Self

Allan Hunt Badiner, Dharma Gaia 135
Chatsumarn Kabilsingh, Early Buddhist Views on Nature 140
Peter Matthiessen, Watering the Seed of Mindfulness 145
Joanna Macy, World As Lover, World As Self 150
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Sun My Heart 162
Joanna Macy, The Greening of the Self 171
Bill Devall, Ecocentric Sangha 181

part v Community

Richard Baker, Building Sangha 191
Thich Nhat Hanh, Community As a Resource 193
Sister Annabel Laity, The Six Principles of Harmony 209
Sister Jina van Hengel, Precious Jewel 213
Svein Myreng, Acceptance 215
Chân Phâp Dâng, Smiling 218

part vi For a Future To Be Possible

Thich Nhat Hanh, Diet for a Mindful Society 223
Robert Aitken, Precepts and Responsible Practice 234
Maxine Hong Kingston, Precepts for the
Twenty-First Century 238
Patricia Marx Ellsberg, The Five Precepts and Social Change 240
Stephen Batchelor, The Future Is in Our Hands 243
The Dalai Lama, Hope for the Future 248

About the Contributors 253
Sources 260

Engaged Buddhist Reader

ISBN / Product Code: 9780938077985

Format: Paperback

Length: 262 pages

Size: 229 x 152mm

Availability: To order

Price: $A 24.95

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