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Conflict, Culture, Change: engaged Buddhism in a globalizing world

by Sulak Sivaraksa

This book explores the integration of mindfulness with social activism; using Buddhist ethics to confront structural violence; globalization's threat to traditional identity; and the recent transformation of Thailand.

Sulak Sivaraksa has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received the Right Livelihood Award and the Gandhi Millennium Award. He is the founder of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and more than a dozen other international organizations. Born in 1933, the year Thailand emerged from absolute monarchy into democracy, his life has been intimately bound up with Southeast Asia's modern history. He was a Buddhist monk for two years, and then completed his higher education in Great Britain, where he also worked as a writer and commentator for the BBC. He is the intellectual voice of his generation in Asia, best known for his indefatigable efforts to bring people together into community, common work, and a shared vision of a more enlightened world. Sulak is author of Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society and more than 100 other books and monographs. He lives in Thailand.

Sulak Sivaraksa has set an admirable example of the relevance of Buddhism in the contemporary world.
—His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Known as one of Asia's leading social thinkers, Sulak Sivaraksa sees the goals of Buddhist development as equality, love, freedom, and liberation.
—Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Sulak Sivaraksa is a bodhisattva who devotes all of his energies to helping others.
—Thich Nhat Hanh, author of The Miracle of Mindfulness

An irrepressible campaigner for a sane and just society, Sulak unites the strengths of a traditional Dharmic sensibility with the critical rigor of a Western-educated intellectual. His life offers an heroic example of engaged Buddhism in practice.
—Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism Without Beliefs

Like Gandhi, Sulak offers great inspiration to a civilization that has lost its way.
—Jack Kornfield, author of After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

Sulak is one of the heroes of our time, offering us deep wisdom and refreshingly sane alternatives to the Earth-destroying religions of consumerism, greed, and exploitation.
—Joanna Macy, author of World As Lover, World As Self

Conflict, Culture, Change: engaged Buddhism in a globalizing world

ISBN / Product Code: 9780861714988

Format: Paperback

Length: 160 pages

Size: 225 x 150mm

Availability: In stock

Price: $A 33.95

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