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Books for National Library of Canada

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Every Sumeru book is available at The National Library of Canada. Here's the latest batch, dropped off there today.

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Richard Harrold article on Buddhistdoor website

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Always glad to see the important issues raised by Sumeru authors getting traction on Buddhist websites around the world... https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/call-us-by-our-chosen-name

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Guns and Engaged Buddhism

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This excerpt is from my recently-published book, BODHISATTVA 4.0: A Primer for Engaged Buddhists. It's one of 108 topics. This one is about guns, and it comes from the section of the book on violence. In all, the book has more than 500 online resources for deeper study and networking. https://sumeru-books.com/products/bodhisattva-4-0 GUNS “On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead.” Gary Younge, Another Day in the Death of America There is no Buddhist justification for guns. There is no way to “normalize” gun violence. There is no karmic upside to the business of making and selling guns,...

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The Future of Farming

Eco Action Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues Food Sumeru Books

This morning I saw an article in The New York Times, How High Tech Is Transforming One of the Oldest Jobs: Farming It reminded me of a section on farming from my new book, Bodhisattva 4.0: A Primer for Engaged Buddhists, the excerpt from which I include here. Hopefully you read them and find them both valuable. FARM "The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves." Frances Moore Lappé We have enough food for everybody, but they can’t get it. They are like hungry ghosts. There is no...

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Night of the Buddha's Enlightenment - Free PDF

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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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