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ROAR: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism -- reviewed

Books Engaged Buddhism Social Action Thailand

Roar: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism By Matteo Pistono Foreword by John Ralston Saul Paperback | $15.95  Published by North Atlantic Books Mar 05, 2019 | 288 Pages | 6 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9781623173326 https://www.northatlanticbooks.com/shop/roar/ In this time overshadowed by the impending doom threatening our planetary biosphere, some spiritual leaders are turning their attention to a path forward with a new paradigm of sustainable development. In the past, social justice initiatives by the spiritually-motivated have focused on the plight of the poor and oppressed, but the scope now is suddenly much broader. In researching my latest...

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Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence reviewed

Books Dalai Lama Eco Action Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues Ethics

Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence The Dalai Lama in Conversation with Leading Thinkers on Climate Change Edited by John Dunne and Daniel Goleman Wisdom Publications (October 2018), 344 pages, ISBN: 9781614294948 When I first heard about this book, I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review it. The topic of engaged Buddhism and sustainable development in the face of climate change is of great importance to all of us, and I wanted to know more about what insights, advice and examples might be discovered from His Holiness and the other Buddhist teachers assembled in Dharmsala for the 23rd...

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Night of the Buddha's Enlightenment - Free PDF

Books Buddhism History Sumeru Books Theravada

Bhikkhu Mihita has graciously offered his small book as a free download for those interested in what actually happened on the night that Shakyamuni Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree some 2500 years ago. It is a revised version of Rebirth as Empirical Basis for The Four Noble Truths,  which Sumeru published in 2009. Here is the link to the free download.

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Upcoming books from Sumeru

Books Buddhism Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues Food Memoir Sumeru Books Teacher Stories Tendai Zen

Here’s what I’ve been working on... A PATH THROUGH RED MAPLES: The Harmonious Way of Tendai Buddhism, by Dosho Ray Parchelo (Innen) This is a collection of Dharma talks, presentations, and other material exploring the history and practice of the Tendai lineage in Canada. Planning for publication in mid-Autumn. THE STORY OF ZEN by Rick McDaniel This is Rick’s sixth book on the history and practice of Zen (and the fourth being published by Sumeru). When westerners begin to practice Theravada or Vajrayana Buddhism, they have a pretty good idea of the Buddhist context. However often when people in the...

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Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence

Books Dalai Lama Eco Action Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues

I just started reading Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence: The Dalai Lama in Conversation with Leading Thinkers on Climate Change, edited by John Dunne and Daniel Goleman.  https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/ecology-ethics-and-interdependence Review will come along in a few weeks, but I can already tell you that the ideas presented are cogent and compelling. There is an excellent excerpt available at the above URL. Highly recommended.

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