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Buddhist Economics - three books reviewed

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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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Buddhist Economics

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I've been reading a few books on Buddhist economics recently (more on that later), so this short video from England really caught my eye when a friend there posted it. It's a wonderful example of what a more enlightened approach to commerce might look like:

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah! Sumeru's gift to you is that we are now North America's largest independent Buddhist movie store, in addition to our book publishing activities, just in time for the holidays. Yes, you can find some of these films elsewhere, mostly at much higher prices from scalpers, but you will not find such a large curated collection anywhere else. I will also freely admit that Amazon will occasionally post ridiculously low prices for these films either as loss leaders to capture market share, or from third-party sellers who may or may not deliver as promised. With Sumeru, you can...

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Becoming Citizens: Student-Monks and the Rise of Social Engagement in Modern Chinese Buddhism

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UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program presents a lecture by the Venerable Rongdao Lai. Becoming Citizens: Student-Monks and the Rise of Social Engagement in Modern Chinese Buddhism Date: Wednesday, 9 April 2014 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Place: Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Lectures are free... Read more »

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Dharma Arts Magazine

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Dharma Developments is an Ottawa home builder with a social conscience. Among their various initiatives is Dharma Arts Magazine – an online showcase of Ottawa art talent with insightful commentary about the local scene. While not specifically or overtly “Buddhist” they give that ethos a nod and definitely work hard at walking the walk. (Click... Read more »

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