A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World

A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World

by David R. Loy
     
 

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Engage with a new vision of Buddhism and the modern world with the bestselling author of Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution.

David R. Loy addresses head-on the most pressing issues of Buddhist philosophy in our time. What is the meaning of enlightenment—is it an escape from the world, or is it a form of psychological healing? How

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Engage with a new vision of Buddhism and the modern world with the bestselling author of Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution.

David R. Loy addresses head-on the most pressing issues of Buddhist philosophy in our time. What is the meaning of enlightenment—is it an escape from the world, or is it a form of psychological healing? How can one reconcile modern scientific theory with ancient religious teachings? What is our role in the universe?
Loy shows us that neither Buddhism nor secular society by itself is sufficient to answer these questions. Instead, he investigates the unexpected intersections of the two. Through this exchange, he uncovers a new Buddhist way, one that is faithful to the important traditions of Buddhism but compatible with modernity. This way, we can see the world as it is truly is, realize our indivisibility from it, and learn that the world's problems are our problems. This is a new path for a new world.

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Editorial Reviews

Ruben L. F. Habito
“In this new book, Zen teacher, sage, and activist David Loy offers a fresh Buddhist perspective that addresses and challenges adherents of any religion or no religion, as we together face the gravest crises of our history.”
Lila Kate Wheeler
“This gripping, important, and ultimately heartening book by David Loy is a wake-up call for Buddhists and everyone else on how to respond to the current multiple crises.”
Jaimal Yogis
“The New Buddhism is the perfect tool for integrating ancient wisdom into our rapidly-changing world. The discussion in these pages is a crucial one for our future.”
Wes Nisker
“Loy masterfully shows us the relevance of the Dharma in the modern world, and how it can serve the greater good.”
James Ishmael Ford
“This is a manifesto of genuine spiritual freedom, written for our generation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614290025
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
02/03/2015
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
433,243
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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