9780861714988

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780861714988

  • ISBN10:

    0861714989

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-04-15
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications

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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.

Author Biography

Sulak Sivaraksa is the founder of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and more than a dozen other international organizations.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY DONALD SWEARER ix
PART I: PEACE, NONVIOLENCE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 1(48)
1. Buddhist Solutions to Global Conflict
3(10)
2. A Buddhist Perspective on Nonviolence
13(8)
3. The Real Crisis in the World
21(4)
4. Culture and Reconciliation
25(10)
5. The Value of Simplicity and Humility
35(8)
6. A Simple Monk
43(6)
PART II: SIMPLICITY, COMPASSION, AND EDUCATION 49(36)
7. The Virtuous Friends of Christianity and Buddhism
51(6)
8. A Very Simple Magic
57(6)
9. Compassion or Competition
63(4)
10. Blessings and Courage
67(4)
11. Buddhism and Environmentalism
71(8)
12. Buddhist Initiatives and Peaceful Coexistence
79(6)
PART III: CULTURE AND CHANGE 85(40)
13. From the Lotus Flower to the Devil's Discus: How Siam Became Thailand
87(16)
14. The Last Word: Remembering Pridi Banomyong
103(2)
15. Art and Beauty: An Ethical Perspective
105(10)
16. Who Are the Contemporary Thai Buddhists?
115(10)
APPRECIATIONS 125(14)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 139(2)
NOTES 141

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