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One Belt One Road

China Economics Greenbank Books Politics

Our latest book under the Greenbank imprint, One Belt One Road: China's Long March to 2049, by Michael Glantz, with Gavin Daugherty and Robert Ross, is almost ready to go. Look for it in early May, 2019...

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ECODHARMA, by David Loy, reviewed

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Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis David Loy Wisdom Publications, 2019 ISBN 978-1-61429-382-8 ebook ISBN 978-1-61429-398-9 240 pages Buddhists: we have a problem! The transcendentalists see liberation as escape from this world of dukkha. The mindfulness proponents see liberation as adjusting our perspective to fit in better with this world, without the dukkha. Both views are dualistic mis-interpretations holding us back from engaged practice, because they are both based on an individualistic approach. My enlightenment. My liberation. My suffering. People all over the planet are waking up to the fact that our current “business as usual” approach to civilization is...

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Dalit Learning & Humanist Buddhism in India

Buddhist Studies Economics Humanistic Buddhism India Oppression Politics

A Toronto event focusing on Dr. Abedkar's Buddhist work with the Dalits (aka Untouchables) of India. Sponsored by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Foreign Policy, the Centre for South Asian Studies, and the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada. Thursday, October 25, 2018  

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Buddhist Economics - three books reviewed

Economics Engaged Buddhism Social Action

Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science -- Clair Brown 224 pages, 14.6 x 21.8 cm  -  Bloomsbury Press, 2017  -  ISBN: 978-1632863669 From the Publisher Traditional economics measures the ways in which we spend our income, but doesn't attribute worth to the crucial human interactions that give our lives meaning. Clair Brown, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley and a practicing Buddhist, has developed a holistic model, one based on the notion that quality of life should be measured by more than national income. Brown advocates an approach to organizing the economy that embraces rather than skirts questions of values,...

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