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Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism
By: Queen, Christopher, Charles Prebish, and Damien Keown
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New Studies in Engaged Buddhism
Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West.
Sixteen new essays, including a critical introduction and conclusion, treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest turning of the Dharma. Environmentalism and peace walks through the minefields of South-East Asia, the future of the "untouchables" in Japan, and outreach to minorities and inmates of the criminal justice system in the West are some of the challenging topics
Ahimsa: Based On Buddhism And Gandhism
Ahimsa: Based On Buddhism And Gandhism
By: Meeta Nath
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The two most dominating personalities of India, Buddha and Gandhi, have dwelt on the notion Ahimhsa as the most important aspect of moral life. There is a definite commonality of ideas and sources of the thought of Buddha and Gandhi. Several important parts of their thinking appear to derive from similar or shared concerns. Both of them adumbrated extensive systems of ethics within which all aspects of their thinking were organized. Ahimsa is the keynote of the ethics of Buddhism. Non-injury in thought word and deed, love, goodwill, patience, endurance, forgiveness, compassion, and self-purification are the virtues to be cultivated. Buddhist morality is the mean between self-indulgence and self-mortification-the middle way. Rama, Krsna. Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Confucius, Mahavira, Jesus, Nanaka, Vivek, Snanda, and other prophets and teachers taught mankind the sanctity and supremacy of spiritual and moral values. Gandhi was intellectual continuum and growth of the moral effervescence represented by these teachers.
American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship
By: Duncan Ryuken Williams; Christ
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This is the first scholarly treatment of the emergence of American Buddhist Studies as a significant research field. The academic study of Buddhism in America--including the religions of Asian immigrants and of American-born converts--is barely twenty years old, dating from the works of Charles Prebish and Emma McCoy Layman in the 1970s. A great deal has since then, prompted by new waves of refugees from Southeast Asia and Tibet and by the rising popularity of Buddhist practices in the West.
Awakening of the West
By: Stephen Batchelor
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The Awakening of the West is a lively history of the West's encounters with Buddhism during the past 2,000 years. From Greek kings to nineteenth century adventurers; from Jesuit missionaries to twentieth century monks, the encounter of Buddhism and the West is filled with vivid personalities and intriguing stories.
Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism, Sallie B. King
Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism
By: Sallie B. King
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Topics in Contemporary Buddhism
Engaged Buddhism is the contemporary movement of nonviolent social and political activism found throughout the Buddhist world. Its ethical theory sees the world in terms of cause and effect, a view that discourages its practitioners from becoming adversaries, blaming or condemning the other. Its leaders make some of the most important contributions in the Buddhist world to thinking about issues in political theory, human rights, nonviolence, and social justice.

Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, Jacquelynn Baas and Mary Jane Jacob,
Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, Jacquelynn Baas and Mary Jane Jacob, editors
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Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art documents the growing presence of Buddhist perspective in contemporary culture.  This shift began in the nineteenth century and is now pervasive in many aspects of everyday experience.  In the arts especially, the increasing importance of process over product has promoted a profound change in the relationship between artist and audience.
Buddha: The Social-Revolutionary Potential Trevor Ling
Buddha: The Social-Revolutionary Potential
By: Trevor Ling
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A warm and stimulating book, this text describes the India into which
the Buddha was born, recounts what is known of his life and the
development of his teachings, and then follows the course of Buddhism
through succeeding centuries in India and Sri Lanka. Far from being a
recluse concerned only with an inner mystical experience, the Buddha
always involved himself closely in the social and political world of his
time. If he preached detachment from many of the things by which
ordinary men are tied, he did so as a means of enriching life rather
than escaping it. These examinations and more make this a book to reveal
the social-revolutionary potential of Buddhism.
Buddhism and Abortion
By: Damien Keown
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Abortion is arguably the most controversial and divisive moral issue of modern times, but until now the debate has taken place almost exclusively within a Western cultural, religious and philosophical context.
For the past three decades in the West, arguments both for and against abortion have been mounted by groups of all kinds, from religious fundamentalists to radical feminists and every shade of opinion in between. Rather than mutual understanding, however, the result has been the polarization of opinion and the deepening of entranced positions.
Buddhism and American Thinkers
By: Inada & Jacobson, editors
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In Buddhism and American Thinkers, leading scholars explore Buddhist influences on the currents of American thought. The essays presented here advance a continuing dialogue between East and West and show how Buddhism has made ever-deepening penetrations into the very substratum of American thinking. Contributors to this volume share a concern with ideas that constitute a common core of Buddhist and American philosophy.
Buddhism and Ecology
Buddhism and Ecology
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Buddhism exists in many different forms in many different countries. In this book Buddhists from Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Tibet and the West offer their approaches to ecology and tell of practical activities as well as Buddhist teachings and philosophy. Stories, pictures and poems add to the picture of Buddhism and ecology and the book concludes with a message from the Dalai Lama. The book provides: new ideas and ways of thinking for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike; a resource for group discussions and study in colleges and schools. 114 Pages
Buddhism and Ecology
Buddhism and Ecology; The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds
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Given the challenges of the environmental crisis, Buddhism's teaching of the interrelatedness of all life forms may be critical to the recovery of human reciprocity with nature. In this new work, twenty religionists and environmentalists examine Buddhism's understanding of the intricate web of life. In noting the cultural diversity of Buddhism, they highlight aspects of the tradition which may help formulate an effective environmental ethics, citing examples from both Asia and the United States of socially engaged Buddhist projects to protect the environment.
Buddhism and Human Rights
By: Keown, Damien V., Charles S. Prebich, Wayne R. Husted
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The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intelelctual circles throughout the world, yet so far these matters have received little critical attention from students of Buddhism. The papers in this collection are an attempt to redress this deficiency. Much further reflection is needed on the many complex aspects of this topic before a consistent “Buddhist” perspective on human rights movements.
Buddhism and Violence
Michael Zimmerman (editor)
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This volume is the outgrowth of a panel on Buddhism and violence at the XIIIth Conference of the international Association of Buddhist studies, held in Bangkok, December 2002. There is as yet no definitive work on the general topic of Buddhism and violence. There are, however, a growing number of studies of specific cases of violence in Buddhism, drawn from particular periods and places.
Buddhism in the Modern World: Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition
By: Steve Heine & Charles Prebish
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The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior practices, reflect the impact of widespread social changes on traditional religious structures. At the same time, Buddhism has been able to maintain its doctrinal purity to a remarkable degree.
Buddhism in the West: Spiritual Wisdom for the 21st Century
By: Toms et al.
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Suppose your mental awareness allowed you to approach situations from a totally different perspective than is usually true in Western thought. Would your alternatives and/or solutions be multiplied? Buddhism is said to be the fastest-growing religion and one of the most influential spiritual movements in North America and Europe. In this spiritually uplifting book, some of the world's major figures from different schools of Buddhism discuss the significant role that Buddhism is playing in the new planetary culture-one quite different from the usual East-West encounters of the past.
Buddhist Ecology in the Pitaka and Nikayas<br> By: Gioi Huong
Buddhist Ecology in the Pitaka and Nikayas
By: Gioi Huong
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Buddhist Ecology in the Pitaka and Nikayas
By: Gioi Huong
Buddhist History of the West
By: Loy, David R.
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Studies in Lack

Buddhism teaches that to become happy, greed, ill-will, and delusion must be transformed into their positive counterparts: generosity, compassion, and wisdom. The history of the West, like all histories, has been plagued by the consequences of greed, ill-will, and delusion. A Buddhist History of the west investigates how individuals have tried to ground themselves to make themselves feel more real.
Buddhist Peacework: Creating Cultures of Peace
By: Chappell, ed.
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"This book is a welcome and highly readable addition to the growing literature on religiously inspired efforts toward world peace. It enlarges and deepens the discussion by asking not only the obvious questions about responsibility and engagement but also the seldom asked and uncomfortable questions about the role of the community and of the individual."
Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency
Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency
By: John Stanley (Editor), David R. Loy (Editor), Gyurme Dorje (Editor)
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Never before have so many teachers from all Buddhist traditions-Zen, Vajrayana, Theravada, Vipassana; from the West and the East-come together to offer a unified response to a matter of utmost urgency. This watershed volume is at the same time a clarion call to action and a bright beacon of hope.
Business and the Buddha: Doing Well by Doing Good
By: Lloyd Field
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All businesses want to do well, but can they also do good? Lloyd Field says yes, and moreover, no business can afford to focus simply on "on doing well." Increasingly, public assessment of a business's worth must take into account its consideration of shared human values.
Conflict, Culture, Change
Conflict, Culture, Change; Engaged Buddhism in a Globalizing World
By: Sulak Sivaraksa
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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.
Contemporary Buddhist Ethics
By: Keown, Damien
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This innovative volume examines a range of contemporary moral issues from a Buddhist perspective. It brings together the views of leading scholars on a range of controversial subjects including human rights, animal rights, ecology, abortion, euthanasia, and contemporary business practice, in an attempt to lay the foundations for a Buddhist response to some of the most pressing challenges of today and the next millennium.
Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism
Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism
By: Kaza & Kraft
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This unprecedented collection of Buddhist writings on the environment is an essential sourcebook for all those concerned with the philosophical and spiritual basis of a truly ecological worldview. Dharma Rain includes classic Buddhist texts, writings by contemporary teachers and scholars, and resources for environmentally oriented practice and activism. The material illuminates new ways to integrate spiritual and ecological awareness, for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
Double Exposure, Cutting Across Buddhist and Western Discourses
By: Bernard Faure
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This book explores the possible relations between Western types of rationalism and Buddhism. It also examines some cliches about Buddhism and questions the  old antinomies of Western culture ("faith and reason or "idealism an materialism").
Engaged Buddhism in the West
Engaged Buddhism in the West
By: Queen, Christopher
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Engaged Buddhism is founded on the belief that genuine spiritual practice requires an active involvement in society . "Engaged Buddhism in the West" illustrates the evolution of this newest chapter in the Buddhist tradition- including its history, leadership and teachings- and addresses issues such as violence and peace, race and gender, homelessness, prisons, and the environment.
Engaged Buddhism
Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia
By: Queen, Christopher S. and King, Sallie B., Ed.
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This is the first comprehensive study of socially and politically engaged Buddhism in the lands of its origin. Nine accounts of contemporary movements in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Japan are framed by interpretive essays. The historical development and institutional forms of engaged Buddhism are considered in the light of traditional Buddhist conceptions of morality, interdependence, and liberation; and Western ideas of freedom, human rights, and democracy.
Engaged Buddhism: The Dalai Lama's Worldview
By: Bharati Puri
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The Dalai Lama's ethical teachings have gained recognition the world over. His actions and writings reflect a concern for combining ancient religious traditions with a religious cause, extending to the arena of international politics and human relations.
Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World
By: Donald Rothberg
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By the time Donald Rothberg was in his early twenties, he knew he had two vocations. He wanted to dedicate himself to justice and social change, and he wanted to commit himself to exploring the depths of human consciousnes--to an awakening of our deeper spiritual nature. It has been his life's work, as an activist, organizer, writer, and teacher, to bring these two paths together and to reveal how deeply they require one another.
Enlightened Management: Bringing Buddhist Principles to Work
Enlightened Management: Bringing Buddhist Principles to Work
By: Dona Witten
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The goal of management in most businesses, large or small, is to get people to work together successfully and harmoniously. This practical manual shows how Buddhist principles can be used to transform the workplace into a supportive, productive environment in which people are capable of maximizing their own potential. Using the ancient Tibetan text The Seven Points of Mind Training as its base, Enlightened Management shows how these time-tested methods can be used in a modern business environment with stunning success.
Environmental Ethics in Buddhism A Virtues Approach
By: Pragati Sahni
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An exemplary travelogue of danger and achievement by the Frenchwoman Madame Alexandra David-Neel of her 1923 expedition to Tibet, the fifth in her series of Asian travels, and her personal recounting of her journey to Lhasa, Tibet's forbidden city. In order to penetrate Tibet and reach Lhasa, she used her fluency of Tibetan dialects and culture, disguised herself as a beggar with yak hair extensions and inked skin and tackled some of the roughest terrain and climate in the World.
Faces of Buddhism
By: Charles Prebish & Kenneth Tanaka
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The contributors investigate newly Americanized Asian traditions such as Tibetan, Zen, Nichiren, Jodo Shinshu, and Theravada Buddhism and the changes they undergo to meet the expectations of a Western culture desperate for spiritual guidance. Race, feminism, homosexuality, psychology, environmentalism, and notions of authority are some of the issues confronting Buddhism for the first time in its three-thousand-year history and are powerfully addressed here.
Four Noble Truths of Wealth: A Buddhist View of Economic Life <br>  By: Layth Matthews
Four Noble Truths of Wealth: A Buddhist View of Economic Life
By: Layth Matthews
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The Buddhist advice for economic life is the same as for every other aspect of life: start with the view. The idea is that understanding the foundations of a situation, in this case the human condition, helps us to make better choices going forward. All human beings wish to be happy and free from suffering. The Buddhist approach is to contemplate the nature of happiness and suffering themselves as the means to navigate toward a more joyful existence and the elimination of suffering. Here suffering is distinguished from pain as the misery that comes from being habitually unable to appreciate things as they are.
Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory
By: Loy, David R.
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The economic, social and ecological crises of modern times calls for a perspective that can incorporate Buddhist insights and principles such as generosity, loving kindness and wisdom. In "The Great Awakening" Buddhist teachings and Western social analysis meet and form a dynamic Buddhist social theory.
Great Compassion, Buddhism and Animal Rights
By: Norm Phelps
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Buddhism ought to be an animal rights religion par excellence. It has long held that all life forms are sacred and considers kindness and compassion the highest virtues. Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe. Buddhist rules of conduct—including the first precept, “Do not kill”—apply to our treatment of animals as well as to our treatment of other human beings.
Inner Peace, World Peace: Essays on Buddhism and Nonviolence
By: Kraft, Kenneth, Ed.
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What can one person do to foster world peace? How does one person's state of mind affect the state of the world? How can the ideal of nonviolence be manifested in daily life? Buddhists have been exploring questions like these for twenty-five centuries, and they are still timely today.
Luminous Passage
By: Charles Prebish
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In Luminous Passage a well-known Buddhologist and longtime observer of Buddhism in the United States presents the first comprehensive scholarly study of American Buddhism in nearly two decades. Charles S. Prebish revisits the expanding frontier of the fastest growing religion in North America and describes its historical development, its diversity, and the significance of this ancient tradition at century's end.
Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture, Jeff Wilson
Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture
By Jeff Wilson
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Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.
New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition
By: Coleman
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The New Buddhism sheds new light on this recent evolution of Buddhist practice in the West. After briefly recounting the beginnings and spread of Buddhism in the East, Coleman chronicles its reinterpretation by key Western teachers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging from the British poet Sir Edwin Arnold to the Beat writer Alan Watts. Turning to the contemporary scene, he finds that Western teachers have borrowed liberally from different Buddhist traditions that never intersect in their original contexts. Men and women practice together as equals; ceremonies and rituals are simpler, more direct, and not believed to have magical effects.
New Social Face of Buddhism: A Call to Action
By: Jones, Ken
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In this monumental work, Jones makes a compelling and humane case that the well-being of the individual and the well-being of society simply cannot be separated. The New Social Face of Buddhism is timely, vital reading for activists, scholars and everyone seeking to transform their spiritual practice into a force for social, political, and global change. This book is an expanded and thoroughly updated edition of one of the groundbreaking books on socially engaged spirituality.
Not Turning Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism
By: Moon, Susan (Ed.)
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The term "engaged Buddhism" was coined by the Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh as a way of asserting that Buddhism should not be passive or otherworldly, but on the contrary, that Buddhists should be deeply, compassionately involved in every aspect of society where suffering arises. Not Turning Away is a treasury of writings on the philosophy and practice of engaged Buddhism by some o the most well-known and respected figures in the movement, gleaned from the pages of the magazine that is the primary forum for engaged Buddhism in America and elsewhere.
Pavement: Reflections on Mercy, Activism, and Doing Nothing for Peace
By: Lin Jensen
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There's a war on-and Lin Jensen isn't gonna take it standing up. In 36 riveting scenes, Pavement shows how the Buddhist perspective can help us all, even in the toughest times. EVERY DAY, Lin Jensen has gone down to the center of his small town of Chico, California, plopped down a meditation cushion, and sat "peace vigils" in protest of the US invasion of Iraq - his honest effort to change the world.
Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era <br> By: Dr Paramabandhu Groves
Practical Buddhism: Mindfulness and Skilful Living in the Modern Era
By: Dr Paramabandhu Groves
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Who was the Buddha and why did he become such a significant historical figure? What were his most important insights and teachings? What can he tell us about the universality of suffering and the potential for freedom? How can we live a life with growth and harmony and without emotional pain? What is the Buddhist understanding of the greater reality? With clarity , simplicity, wisdom and humour, Paramabandhu takes us towards some answers to these questions.
Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society
Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society
By: Sulak Sivaraksa
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Sulak Sivaraksa, founder of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and winner of the 1995 Right Livelihood Award, takes on such issues as the "religion of consumerism," indicating solutions to a wide range of political, economic, and social problems. "Seeds of Peace offers his most passionate writings.
Social Message of Mahayana Buddhism
Social Message of Mahayana Buddhism
By: Satya & Urmila Agarwal
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Engaged Buddhists have attracted world-wide attention in the 21st
century. They are carrying on non-violent struggles in different regions
of the world, for promoting democracy, justice and human rights.
Research scholars are interviewing them to elicit their views on
questions related to the scope of their work as also the methods that
they are employing to enhance the effectiveness of their struggles.
Socially Engaged Buddhism
Socially Engaged Buddhism
By: Sallie King
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"Socially Engaged Buddhism" is an introduction to the contemporary
movement of Buddhists, East and West, who actively engage with the
problems of the world - social, political, economic, and environmental -
on the basis of Buddhist ideas, values, and spirituality. Sallie B.
King, one of North America's foremost experts on the subject, identifies
in accessible language the philosophical and ethical thinking behind
the movement and examines how key principles such as karma, the Four
Noble Truths, interdependence, nonharmfulness, and nonjudgmentalism
relate to social engagement.
Structure of The World Compared to a Bubble
By: Anne Walden
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The Stupa of Borobudur in Java is one of the architectural wonders of the world,designed as both a mandala and as an aid for the Buddhist pilgrim that can be read as a holy book. It has inspired Anne Waldman to create a work which is at once a walking meditation, a “cultural intervention,” a “recovery” of a sacred site, and a take on contemporary reality and how the busy “monkey brain” (as it is called in Buddhism) works and travels. Exploratory and meditative, even playful at times, it expands the sense of invocation  of the theme, including literary, religious, sociological, and anthropological dimensions.

Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society, and the Economy
Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society, and the Economy
By: Asoka Bandarage
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Asoka Bandarage provides an integrated analysis of the twin challenges of environmental sustainability and human well-being by investigating them as interconnected phenomena requiring a paradigmatic psychosocial transformation. She presents an incisive social science analysis and an alternative philosophical perspective on the needed transition from a worldview of domination to one of partnership.
Teaching Buddhism in the West
By: Hori, Victor Sogen, Richard P. Hayes, and J. Mark Shield
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This book provides a series of thematically arranged articles written by contemporary scholars and teachers of Buddhism throughout North America. Major themes covered are the history of teaching Buddhism in Europe and North America, the problem of crossing cultural and historical divides, alternative pedagogical methods in teaching Buddhism, and the use of the internet as a resource (and metaphor) for teaching Buddhism.
This Wordly Nibbana
This Wordly Nibbana: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community
By: Hsiao-Lan Hu
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Offering a feminist analysis of foundational Buddhist texts, along with a
Buddhist approach to social issues in a globalized world, Hsiao-Lan Hu
revitalizes Buddhist social ethics for contemporary times. Hus feminist
exegesis references the Nikaya-s from the Discourse Basket of the Pali
Canon. These texts, among the earliest in the Buddhist canon, are
considered to contain the sayings of the Buddha and his disciples and
are recognized by all Buddhist schools.
Westward Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Asia
By: Charles S. Prebish & Martin Baumann
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Buddhism beyond Asia

The first authoritative volume on the totality of Buddhism in the West, Westward Dharma establishes a comparative and theoretical perspective for considering the profusion of Buddhist traditions, schools, centers, and teachers that has developed outside of Asia. Leading scholars from North America, Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and Australia explore the plurality and heterogeneity of practices that characterize Buddhism in the West.
The recent dramatic growth of Western Buddhism is accompanied by an expansion of issues of Buddhist concern.
What Would the Buddha Recycle?: The Zen of Green Living
By: Rosemary Roberts
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If the Buddha were alive today, head be the living embodiment of green living. Head be collecting cans on the freeway, riding his bike to work, and replacing all his light bulbs a one little satori at a time. In this book you can reduce your footprint, and experience little Aha! moments.