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One Belt One Road

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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

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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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New book on Chinese foreign policy coming

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We are pleased to announce a new book on Chinese foreign policy coming under our secular imprint, Greenbank Books. The book is an exploration of the One Belt One Road policy (or Belt and Road Initiative as it is now called officially), with perspectives from governments and media from around the world. The book is written by a prominent US social scientist. Details to follow...

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The Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar -- The Untold Truth This is the story of Dr. Ambedkar, India's modern saint, unflinching advocate for the oppressed castes, framer of the modern Indian constitution, and convert to Buddhism along with millions of his followers. This is the Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years. It was broadcast only once, and never again. HERE is an article from the Times of India explaining the political context. In light of recent events, and a wish to bring the voice of Engaged Buddhism to important social issues, we present this video. Dr. Ambedkar's story should be much more...

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